TextboxΒΆ

The Textbox widget lets users interactively provide text input, including formulas. In this example, the plot is updated using the on_submit method. This method triggers the execution of the submit function when the user presses enter in the textbox or leaves the textbox.

Note: The matplotlib.widgets.TextBox widget is different from the following static elements: Annotations and Placing text boxes.

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib.widgets import TextBox


fig, ax = plt.subplots()
fig.subplots_adjust(bottom=0.2)

t = np.arange(-2.0, 2.0, 0.001)
l, = ax.plot(t, np.zeros_like(t), lw=2)


def submit(expression):
    """
    Update the plotted function to the new math *expression*.

    *expression* is a string using "t" as its independent variable, e.g.
    "t ** 3".
    """
    ydata = eval(expression)
    l.set_ydata(ydata)
    ax.relim()
    ax.autoscale_view()
    plt.draw()


axbox = fig.add_axes([0.1, 0.05, 0.8, 0.075])
text_box = TextBox(axbox, "Evaluate")
text_box.on_submit(submit)
text_box.set_val("t ** 2")  # Trigger `submit` with the initial string.

plt.show()
textbox

ReferencesΒΆ

The use of the following functions, methods, classes and modules is shown in this example:

from matplotlib.widgets import TextBox

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