matplotlib.axes.Axes.axhline

Axes.axhline(y=0, xmin=0, xmax=1, **kwargs)[source]

Add a horizontal line across the axis.

Parameters
yfloat, default: 0

y position in data coordinates of the horizontal line.

xminfloat, default: 0

Should be between 0 and 1, 0 being the far left of the plot, 1 the far right of the plot.

xmaxfloat, default: 1

Should be between 0 and 1, 0 being the far left of the plot, 1 the far right of the plot.

Returns
Line2D
Other Parameters
**kwargs

Valid keyword arguments are Line2D properties, with the exception of 'transform':

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

scalar or None

animated

bool

antialiased or aa

bool

clip_box

Bbox

clip_on

bool

clip_path

Patch or (Path, Transform) or None

color or c

color

dash_capstyle

CapStyle or {'butt', 'projecting', 'round'}

dash_joinstyle

JoinStyle or {'miter', 'round', 'bevel'}

dashes

sequence of floats (on/off ink in points) or (None, None)

data

(2, N) array or two 1D arrays

drawstyle or ds

{'default', 'steps', 'steps-pre', 'steps-mid', 'steps-post'}, default: 'default'

figure

Figure

fillstyle

{'full', 'left', 'right', 'bottom', 'top', 'none'}

gid

str

in_layout

bool

label

object

linestyle or ls

{'-', '--', '-.', ':', '', (offset, on-off-seq), ...}

linewidth or lw

float

marker

marker style string, Path or MarkerStyle

markeredgecolor or mec

color

markeredgewidth or mew

float

markerfacecolor or mfc

color

markerfacecoloralt or mfcalt

color

markersize or ms

float

markevery

None or int or (int, int) or slice or list[int] or float or (float, float) or list[bool]

path_effects

AbstractPathEffect

picker

float or callable[[Artist, Event], tuple[bool, dict]]

pickradius

float

rasterized

bool

sketch_params

(scale: float, length: float, randomness: float)

snap

bool or None

solid_capstyle

CapStyle or {'butt', 'projecting', 'round'}

solid_joinstyle

JoinStyle or {'miter', 'round', 'bevel'}

transform

unknown

url

str

visible

bool

xdata

1D array

ydata

1D array

zorder

float

See also

hlines

Add horizontal lines in data coordinates.

axhspan

Add a horizontal span (rectangle) across the axis.

axline

Add a line with an arbitrary slope.

Examples

  • draw a thick red hline at 'y' = 0 that spans the xrange:

    >>> axhline(linewidth=4, color='r')
    
  • draw a default hline at 'y' = 1 that spans the xrange:

    >>> axhline(y=1)
    
  • draw a default hline at 'y' = .5 that spans the middle half of the xrange:

    >>> axhline(y=.5, xmin=0.25, xmax=0.75)