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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 unknown
capstyle {'butt', 'round', 'projecting'}
clip_box Bbox
clip_on bool
clip_path [(Path, Transform) | Patch | None]
color color
contains callable
edgecolor or ec color or None or 'auto'
facecolor or fc color or None
figure Figure
fill bool
gid str
hatch {'/', '\', '|', '-', '+', 'x', 'o', 'O', '.', '*'}
in_layout bool
joinstyle {'miter', 'round', 'bevel'}
label object
linestyle or ls {'-', '--', '-.', ':', '', (offset, on-off-seq), ...}
linewidth or lw float or None for default
path_effects AbstractPathEffect
picker None or bool or float or callable
rasterized bool or None
sketch_params (scale: float, length: float, randomness: float)
snap bool or None
transform Transform
url str
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