# Plot types#

Overview of many common plotting commands provided by Matplotlib.

See the gallery for more examples and the tutorials page for longer examples.

## Pairwise data#

Plots of pairwise $$(x, y)$$, tabular $$(var\_0, \cdots, var\_n)$$, and functional $$f(x)=y$$ data. plot(x, y)

plot(x, y) scatter(x, y)

scatter(x, y) bar(x, height)

bar(x, height) stem(x, y)

stem(x, y) fill_between(x, y1, y2)

fill_between(x, y1, y2) stackplot(x, y)

stackplot(x, y) stairs(values)

stairs(values)

## Statistical distributions#

Plots of the distribution of at least one variable in a dataset. Some of these methods also compute the distributions. hist(x)

hist(x) boxplot(X)

boxplot(X) errorbar(x, y, yerr, xerr)

errorbar(x, y, yerr, xerr) violinplot(D)

violinplot(D) eventplot(D)

eventplot(D) hist2d(x, y)

hist2d(x, y) hexbin(x, y, C)

hexbin(x, y, C) pie(x)

pie(x) ecdf(x)

ecdf(x)

## Gridded data:#

Plots of arrays and images $$Z_{i, j}$$ and fields $$U_{i, j}, V_{i, j}$$ on regular grids and corresponding coordinate grids $$X_{i,j}, Y_{i,j}$$. imshow(Z)

imshow(Z) pcolormesh(X, Y, Z)

pcolormesh(X, Y, Z) contour(X, Y, Z)

contour(X, Y, Z) contourf(X, Y, Z)

contourf(X, Y, Z) barbs(X, Y, U, V)

barbs(X, Y, U, V) quiver(X, Y, U, V)

quiver(X, Y, U, V) streamplot(X, Y, U, V)

streamplot(X, Y, U, V)

## Irregularly gridded data#

Plots of data $$Z_{x, y}$$ on unstructured grids , unstructured coordinate grids $$(x, y)$$, and 2D functions $$f(x, y) = z$$. tricontour(x, y, z)

tricontour(x, y, z) tricontourf(x, y, z)

tricontourf(x, y, z) tripcolor(x, y, z)

tripcolor(x, y, z) triplot(x, y)

triplot(x, y)

## 3D and volumetric data#

Plots of three-dimensional $$(x,y,z)$$, surface $$f(x,y)=z$$, and volumetric $$V_{x, y, z}$$ data using the mpl_toolkits.mplot3d library. scatter(xs, ys, zs)

scatter(xs, ys, zs) plot_surface(X, Y, Z)

plot_surface(X, Y, Z) plot_trisurf(x, y, z)

plot_trisurf(x, y, z) voxels([x, y, z], filled)

voxels([x, y, z], filled) plot_wireframe(X, Y, Z)

plot_wireframe(X, Y, Z)

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