New customization of MarkerStyle#

New MarkerStyle parameters allow control of join style and cap style, and for the user to supply a transformation to be applied to the marker (e.g. a rotation).

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib.markers import MarkerStyle
from matplotlib.transforms import Affine2D
fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(6, 1))
fig.suptitle('New markers', fontsize=14)
for col, (size, rot) in enumerate(zip([2, 5, 10], [0, 45, 90])):
    t = Affine2D().rotate_deg(rot).scale(size)
    ax.plot(col, 0, marker=MarkerStyle("*", transform=t))
ax.set_xlim(-0.1, 2.4)

(Source code, png)