You are reading documentation for the unreleased version of Matplotlib. Try searching for the released version of this page instead?
Applications are open for the 2018 John Hunter Matplotlib Summer Fellowship. Apply now!
Version 2.2.2.post1772+gd9240e24b
matplotlib
Fork me on GitHub

Related Topics

Text annotations in 3DΒΆ

Demonstrates the placement of text annotations on a 3D plot.

Functionality shown:

  • Using the text function with three types of 'zdir' values: None, an axis name (ex. 'x'), or a direction tuple (ex. (1, 1, 0)).
  • Using the text function with the color keyword.
  • Using the text2D function to place text on a fixed position on the ax object.
../../_images/sphx_glr_text3d_001.png
# This import registers the 3D projection, but is otherwise unused.
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D  # noqa: F401 unused import

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.gca(projection='3d')

# Demo 1: zdir
zdirs = (None, 'x', 'y', 'z', (1, 1, 0), (1, 1, 1))
xs = (1, 4, 4, 9, 4, 1)
ys = (2, 5, 8, 10, 1, 2)
zs = (10, 3, 8, 9, 1, 8)

for zdir, x, y, z in zip(zdirs, xs, ys, zs):
    label = '(%d, %d, %d), dir=%s' % (x, y, z, zdir)
    ax.text(x, y, z, label, zdir)

# Demo 2: color
ax.text(9, 0, 0, "red", color='red')

# Demo 3: text2D
# Placement 0, 0 would be the bottom left, 1, 1 would be the top right.
ax.text2D(0.05, 0.95, "2D Text", transform=ax.transAxes)

# Tweaking display region and labels
ax.set_xlim(0, 10)
ax.set_ylim(0, 10)
ax.set_zlim(0, 10)
ax.set_xlabel('X axis')
ax.set_ylabel('Y axis')
ax.set_zlabel('Z axis')

plt.show()

Keywords: matplotlib code example, codex, python plot, pyplot Gallery generated by Sphinx-Gallery