Showing a cursor on multiple plots simultaneously.

This example generates three Axes split over two different figures. On hovering the cursor over data in one subplot, the values of that datapoint are shown in all Axes.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

from matplotlib.widgets import MultiCursor

t = np.arange(0.0, 2.0, 0.01)
s1 = np.sin(2*np.pi*t)
s2 = np.sin(3*np.pi*t)
s3 = np.sin(4*np.pi*t)

fig, (ax1, ax2) = plt.subplots(2, sharex=True)
ax1.plot(t, s1)
ax2.plot(t, s2)
fig, ax3 = plt.subplots()
ax3.plot(t, s3)

multi = MultiCursor(None, (ax1, ax2, ax3), color='r', lw=1)
  • multicursor
  • multicursor


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

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