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matplotlib.patches.Arrow

class matplotlib.patches.Arrow(x, y, dx, dy, width=1.0, **kwargs)[source]

An arrow patch.

Draws an arrow from (x, y) to (x + dx, y + dy). The width of the arrow is scaled by width.

Parameters:
x : scalar

x coordinate of the arrow tail

y : scalar

y coordinate of the arrow tail

dx : scalar

Arrow length in the x direction

dy : scalar

Arrow length in the y direction

width : scalar, optional (default: 1)

Scale factor for the width of the arrow. With a default value of 1, the tail width is 0.2 and head width is 0.6.

**kwargs :

Keyword arguments control the Patch properties:

Property Description
agg_filter a filter function, which takes a (m, n, 3) float array and a dpi value, and returns a (m, n, 3) array
alpha float or None
animated bool
antialiased or aa bool or None
capstyle [‘butt’ | ‘round’ | ‘projecting’]
clip_box a Bbox instance
clip_on bool
clip_path [(Path, Transform) | Patch | None]
color matplotlib color spec
contains a callable function
edgecolor or ec mpl color spec, None, ‘none’, or ‘auto’
facecolor or fc mpl color spec, or None for default, or ‘none’ for no color
figure a Figure instance
fill bool
gid an id string
hatch [‘/’ | ‘' | ‘|’ | ‘-‘ | ‘+’ | ‘x’ | ‘o’ | ‘O’ | ‘.’ | ‘*’]
joinstyle [‘miter’ | ‘round’ | ‘bevel’]
label object
linestyle or ls [‘solid’ | ‘dashed’, ‘dashdot’, ‘dotted’ | (offset, on-off-dash-seq) | '-' | '--' | '-.' | ':' | 'None' | ' ' | '']
linewidth or lw float or None for default
path_effects AbstractPathEffect
picker [None | bool | float | callable]
rasterized bool or None
sketch_params (scale: float, length: float, randomness: float)
snap bool or None
transform Transform
url a url string
visible bool
zorder float

See also

FancyArrow
Patch that allows independent control of the head and tail properties
get_patch_transform()[source]

Return the Transform instance which takes patch coordinates to data coordinates.

For example, one may define a patch of a circle which represents a radius of 5 by providing coordinates for a unit circle, and a transform which scales the coordinates (the patch coordinate) by 5.

get_path()[source]

Return the path of this patch

Examples using matplotlib.patches.Arrow