Mouse move and click events#

An example of how to interact with the plotting canvas by connecting to move and click events.

Note

This example exercises the interactive capabilities of Matplotlib, and this will not appear in the static documentation. Please run this code on your machine to see the interactivity.

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from matplotlib.backend_bases import MouseButton
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

t = np.arange(0.0, 1.0, 0.01)
s = np.sin(2 * np.pi * t)
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.plot(t, s)


def on_move(event):
    if event.inaxes:
        # get the x and y pixel coords
        x, y = event.x, event.y
        ax = event.inaxes  # the axes instance
        print('data coords %f %f, pixel coords %f %f'
                % (event.xdata, event.ydata, x, y))


def on_click(event):
    if event.button is MouseButton.LEFT:
        print('disconnecting callback')
        plt.disconnect(binding_id)


binding_id = plt.connect('motion_notify_event', on_move)
plt.connect('button_press_event', on_click)

plt.show()

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