matplotlib.pyplot.grid

matplotlib.pyplot.grid(visible=None, which='major', axis='both', **kwargs)[source]

Configure the grid lines.

Parameters
visiblebool or None, optional

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

If visible 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

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

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.