XKCDΒΆ

Shows how to create an xkcd-like plot.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
with plt.xkcd():
    # Based on "Stove Ownership" from XKCD by Randall Munroe
    # https://xkcd.com/418/

    fig = plt.figure()
    ax = fig.add_axes((0.1, 0.2, 0.8, 0.7))
    ax.spines['right'].set_color('none')
    ax.spines['top'].set_color('none')
    ax.set_xticks([])
    ax.set_yticks([])
    ax.set_ylim([-30, 10])

    data = np.ones(100)
    data[70:] -= np.arange(30)

    ax.annotate(
        'THE DAY I REALIZED\nI COULD COOK BACON\nWHENEVER I WANTED',
        xy=(70, 1), arrowprops=dict(arrowstyle='->'), xytext=(15, -10))

    ax.plot(data)

    ax.set_xlabel('time')
    ax.set_ylabel('my overall health')
    fig.text(
        0.5, 0.05,
        '"Stove Ownership" from xkcd by Randall Munroe',
        ha='center')
xkcd
with plt.xkcd():
    # Based on "The Data So Far" from XKCD by Randall Munroe
    # https://xkcd.com/373/

    fig = plt.figure()
    ax = fig.add_axes((0.1, 0.2, 0.8, 0.7))
    ax.bar([0, 1], [0, 100], 0.25)
    ax.spines['right'].set_color('none')
    ax.spines['top'].set_color('none')
    ax.xaxis.set_ticks_position('bottom')
    ax.set_xticks([0, 1])
    ax.set_xticklabels(['CONFIRMED BY\nEXPERIMENT', 'REFUTED BY\nEXPERIMENT'])
    ax.set_xlim([-0.5, 1.5])
    ax.set_yticks([])
    ax.set_ylim([0, 110])

    ax.set_title("CLAIMS OF SUPERNATURAL POWERS")

    fig.text(
        0.5, 0.05,
        '"The Data So Far" from xkcd by Randall Munroe',
        ha='center')

plt.show()
CLAIMS OF SUPERNATURAL POWERS

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.021 seconds)

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