# matplotlib.patches¶

## Classes¶

 Arc(xy, width, height[, angle, theta1, theta2]) An elliptical arc, i.e. Arrow(x, y, dx, dy[, width]) An arrow patch. ArrowStyle(stylename, **kw) ArrowStyle is a container class which defines several arrowstyle classes, which is used to create an arrow path along a given path. BoxStyle(stylename, **kw) BoxStyle is a container class which defines several boxstyle classes, which are used for FancyBboxPatch. Circle(xy[, radius]) A circle patch. CirclePolygon(xy[, radius, resolution]) A polygon-approximation of a circle patch. ConnectionPatch(xyA, xyB, coordsA[, ...]) A patch that connects two points (possibly in different axes). ConnectionStyle(stylename, **kw) ConnectionStyle is a container class which defines several connectionstyle classes, which is used to create a path between two points. Ellipse(xy, width, height[, angle]) A scale-free ellipse. FancyArrow(x, y, dx, dy[, width, ...]) Like Arrow, but lets you set head width and head height independently. FancyArrowPatch([posA, posB, path, ...]) A fancy arrow patch. FancyBboxPatch(xy, width, height[, ...]) A fancy box around a rectangle with lower left at xy = (x, y) with specified width and height. Patch([edgecolor, facecolor, color, ...]) A patch is a 2D artist with a face color and an edge color. PathPatch(path, **kwargs) A general polycurve path patch. Polygon(xy[, closed]) A general polygon patch. Rectangle(xy, width, height[, angle]) A rectangle defined via an anchor point xy and its width and height. RegularPolygon(xy, numVertices[, radius, ...]) A regular polygon patch. Shadow(patch, ox, oy[, props]) Create a shadow of the given patch. Wedge(center, r, theta1, theta2[, width]) Wedge shaped patch.

## Functions¶

 bbox_artist(artist, renderer[, props, fill]) A debug function to draw a rectangle around the bounding box returned by an artist's Artist.get_window_extent to test whether the artist is returning the correct bbox. draw_bbox(bbox, renderer[, color, trans]) A debug function to draw a rectangle around the bounding box returned by an artist's Artist.get_window_extent to test whether the artist is returning the correct bbox.