matplotlib.axes.Axes.grid

Axes.grid(b=None, which='major', axis='both', **kwargs)

Configure the grid lines.

Parameters:
bbool or None, optional

Whether to show the grid lines. If any kwargs are supplied, it is assumed you want the grid on and b will be set to True.

If b is None and there are no kwargs, this toggles the visibility of the lines.

which{'major', 'minor', 'both'}, optional

The grid lines to apply the changes on.

axis{'both', 'x', 'y'}, optional

The axis to apply the changes on.

**kwargsLine2D properties

Define the line properties of the grid, e.g.:

grid(color='r', linestyle='-', linewidth=2)

Valid keyword arguments are:

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
contains unknown
dash_capstyle {'butt', 'round', 'projecting'}
dash_joinstyle {'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 unknown
pickradius float
rasterized bool or None
sketch_params (scale: float, length: float, randomness: float)
snap bool or None
solid_capstyle {'butt', 'round', 'projecting'}
solid_joinstyle {'miter', 'round', 'bevel'}
transform matplotlib.transforms.Transform
url str
visible bool
xdata 1D array
ydata 1D array
zorder float

Notes

The axis is drawn as a unit, so the effective zorder for drawing the grid is determined by the zorder of each axis, not by the zorder of the Line2D objects comprising the grid. Therefore, to set grid zorder, use set_axisbelow or, for more control, call the set_zorder method of each axis.