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Errorbar limit selection

Illustration of selectively drawing lower and/or upper limit symbols on errorbars using the parameters uplims, lolims of errorbar.

Alternatively, you can use 2xN values to draw errorbars in only one direction.

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


fig = plt.figure()
x = np.arange(10)
y = 2.5 * np.sin(x / 20 * np.pi)
yerr = np.linspace(0.05, 0.2, 10)

plt.errorbar(x, y + 3, yerr=yerr, label='both limits (default)')

plt.errorbar(x, y + 2, yerr=yerr, uplims=True, label='uplims=True')

plt.errorbar(x, y + 1, yerr=yerr, uplims=True, lolims=True,
             label='uplims=True, lolims=True')

upperlimits = [True, False] * 5
lowerlimits = [False, True] * 5
plt.errorbar(x, y, yerr=yerr, uplims=upperlimits, lolims=lowerlimits,
             label='subsets of uplims and lolims')

plt.legend(loc='lower right')
../../_images/sphx_glr_errorbar_limits_simple_001.png

Out:

<matplotlib.legend.Legend object at 0x7fb114eec4a8>

Similarly xuplims``and ``xlolims can be used on the horizontal xerr errorbars.

fig = plt.figure()
x = np.arange(10) / 10
y = (x + 0.1)**2

plt.errorbar(x, y, xerr=0.1, xlolims=True, label='xlolims=True')
y = (x + 0.1)**3

plt.errorbar(x + 0.6, y, xerr=0.1, xuplims=upperlimits, xlolims=lowerlimits,
             label='subsets of xuplims and xlolims')

y = (x + 0.1)**4
plt.errorbar(x + 1.2, y, xerr=0.1, xuplims=True, label='xuplims=True')

plt.legend()
plt.show()
../../_images/sphx_glr_errorbar_limits_simple_002.png

References

The use of the following functions, methods, classes and modules is shown in this example:

import matplotlib
matplotlib.axes.Axes.errorbar
matplotlib.pyplot.errorbar

Out:

<function errorbar at 0x7fb11b1621e0>

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