2.5. Matplotlib Config

2.5.1. Size

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plt.figure(figsize=(12, 6))

2.5.2. RC Parameters

Code 2.173. Matplotlib Config Available Options
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


plt.rcParams
# RcParams({'_internal.classic_mode': False,
#       'agg.path.chunksize': 0,
#       'animation.avconv_args': [],
#       'animation.avconv_path': 'avconv',
#       'animation.bitrate': -1,
#       'animation.codec': 'h264',
#       'animation.convert_args': [],
#       'animation.convert_path': 'convert',
#       'animation.embed_limit': 20.0,
#       'animation.ffmpeg_args': [],
#       'animation.ffmpeg_path': 'ffmpeg',
#       'animation.frame_format': 'png',
#       'animation.html': 'none',
#       'animation.html_args': [],
#       'animation.writer': 'ffmpeg',
#       'axes.autolimit_mode': 'data',
#       'axes.axisbelow': 'line',
#       'axes.edgecolor': 'black',
#       'axes.facecolor': 'white',
#       'axes.formatter.limits': [-5, 6],
#       'axes.formatter.min_exponent': 0,
#       'axes.formatter.offset_threshold': 4,
#       'axes.formatter.use_locale': False,
#       'axes.formatter.use_mathtext': False,
#       'axes.formatter.useoffset': True,
#       'axes.grid': False,
#       'axes.grid.axis': 'both',
#       'axes.grid.which': 'major',
#       'axes.labelcolor': 'black',
#       'axes.labelpad': 4.0,
#       'axes.labelsize': 'medium',
#       'axes.labelweight': 'normal',
#       'axes.linewidth': 0.8,
#       'axes.prop_cycle': cycler('color', ['#1f77b4', '#ff7f0e', '#2ca02c', '#d62728', '#9467bd', '#8c564b', '#e377c2', '#7f7f7f', '#bcbd22', '#17becf']),
#       'axes.spines.bottom': True,
#       'axes.spines.left': True,
#       'axes.spines.right': True,
#       'axes.spines.top': True,
#       'axes.titlecolor': 'auto',
#       'axes.titlelocation': 'center',
#       'axes.titlepad': 6.0,
#       'axes.titlesize': 'large',
#       'axes.titleweight': 'normal',
#       'axes.titley': None,
#       'axes.unicode_minus': True,
#       'axes.xmargin': 0.05,
#       'axes.ymargin': 0.05,
#       'axes3d.grid': True,
#       'backend': 'module://ipykernel.pylab.backend_inline',
#       'backend_fallback': True,
#       'boxplot.bootstrap': None,
#       'boxplot.boxprops.color': 'black',
#       'boxplot.boxprops.linestyle': '-',
#       'boxplot.boxprops.linewidth': 1.0,
#       'boxplot.capprops.color': 'black',
#       'boxplot.capprops.linestyle': '-',
#       'boxplot.capprops.linewidth': 1.0,
#       'boxplot.flierprops.color': 'black',
#       'boxplot.flierprops.linestyle': 'none',
#       'boxplot.flierprops.linewidth': 1.0,
#       'boxplot.flierprops.marker': 'o',
#       'boxplot.flierprops.markeredgecolor': 'black',
#       'boxplot.flierprops.markeredgewidth': 1.0,
#       'boxplot.flierprops.markerfacecolor': 'none',
#       'boxplot.flierprops.markersize': 6.0,
#       'boxplot.meanline': False,
#       'boxplot.meanprops.color': 'C2',
#       'boxplot.meanprops.linestyle': '--',
#       'boxplot.meanprops.linewidth': 1.0,
#       'boxplot.meanprops.marker': '^',
#       'boxplot.meanprops.markeredgecolor': 'C2',
#       'boxplot.meanprops.markerfacecolor': 'C2',
#       'boxplot.meanprops.markersize': 6.0,
#       'boxplot.medianprops.color': 'C1',
#       'boxplot.medianprops.linestyle': '-',
#       'boxplot.medianprops.linewidth': 1.0,
#       'boxplot.notch': False,
#       'boxplot.patchartist': False,
#       'boxplot.showbox': True,
#       'boxplot.showcaps': True,
#       'boxplot.showfliers': True,
#       'boxplot.showmeans': False,
#       'boxplot.vertical': True,
#       'boxplot.whiskerprops.color': 'black',
#       'boxplot.whiskerprops.linestyle': '-',
#       'boxplot.whiskerprops.linewidth': 1.0,
#       'boxplot.whiskers': 1.5,
#       'contour.corner_mask': True,
#       'contour.linewidth': None,
#       'contour.negative_linestyle': 'dashed',
#       'date.autoformatter.day': '%Y-%m-%d',
#       'date.autoformatter.hour': '%m-%d %H',
#       'date.autoformatter.microsecond': '%M:%S.%f',
#       'date.autoformatter.minute': '%d %H:%M',
#       'date.autoformatter.month': '%Y-%m',
#       'date.autoformatter.second': '%H:%M:%S',
#       'date.autoformatter.year': '%Y',
#       'date.epoch': '1970-01-01T00:00:00',
#       'docstring.hardcopy': False,
#       'errorbar.capsize': 0.0,
#       'figure.autolayout': False,
#       'figure.constrained_layout.h_pad': 0.04167,
#       'figure.constrained_layout.hspace': 0.02,
#       'figure.constrained_layout.use': False,
#       'figure.constrained_layout.w_pad': 0.04167,
#       'figure.constrained_layout.wspace': 0.02,
#       'figure.dpi': 72.0,
#       'figure.edgecolor': (1, 1, 1, 0),
#       'figure.facecolor': (1, 1, 1, 0),
#       'figure.figsize': [6.0, 4.0],
#       'figure.frameon': True,
#       'figure.max_open_warning': 20,
#       'figure.raise_window': True,
#       'figure.subplot.bottom': 0.125,
#       'figure.subplot.hspace': 0.2,
#       'figure.subplot.left': 0.125,
#       'figure.subplot.right': 0.9,
#       'figure.subplot.top': 0.88,
#       'figure.subplot.wspace': 0.2,
#       'figure.titlesize': 'large',
#       'figure.titleweight': 'normal',
#       'font.cursive': ['Apple Chancery',
#                        'Textile',
#                        'Zapf Chancery',
#                        'Sand',
#                        'Script MT',
#                        'Felipa',
#                        'cursive'],
#       'font.family': ['sans-serif'],
#       'font.fantasy': ['Comic Neue',
#                        'Comic Sans MS',
#                        'Chicago',
#                        'Charcoal',
#                        'ImpactWestern',
#                        'Humor Sans',
#                        'xkcd',
#                        'fantasy'],
#       'font.monospace': ['DejaVu Sans Mono',
#                          'Bitstream Vera Sans Mono',
#                          'Computer Modern Typewriter',
#                          'Andale Mono',
#                          'Nimbus Mono L',
#                          'Courier New',
#                          'Courier',
#                          'Fixed',
#                          'Terminal',
#                          'monospace'],
#       'font.sans-serif': ['DejaVu Sans',
#                           'Bitstream Vera Sans',
#                           'Computer Modern Sans Serif',
#                           'Lucida Grande',
#                           'Verdana',
#                           'Geneva',
#                           'Lucid',
#                           'Arial',
#                           'Helvetica',
#                           'Avant Garde',
#                           'sans-serif'],
#       'font.serif': ['DejaVu Serif',
#                      'Bitstream Vera Serif',
#                      'Computer Modern Roman',
#                      'New Century Schoolbook',
#                      'Century Schoolbook L',
#                      'Utopia',
#                      'ITC Bookman',
#                      'Bookman',
#                      'Nimbus Roman No9 L',
#                      'Times New Roman',
#                      'Times',
#                      'Palatino',
#                      'Charter',
#                      'serif'],
#       'font.size': 10.0,
#       'font.stretch': 'normal',
#       'font.style': 'normal',
#       'font.variant': 'normal',
#       'font.weight': 'normal',
#       'grid.alpha': 1.0,
#       'grid.color': '#b0b0b0',
#       'grid.linestyle': '-',
#       'grid.linewidth': 0.8,
#       'hatch.color': 'black',
#       'hatch.linewidth': 1.0,
#       'hist.bins': 10,
#       'image.aspect': 'equal',
#       'image.cmap': 'viridis',
#       'image.composite_image': True,
#       'image.interpolation': 'antialiased',
#       'image.lut': 256,
#       'image.origin': 'upper',
#       'image.resample': True,
#       'interactive': True,
#       'keymap.all_axes': ['a'],
#       'keymap.back': ['left', 'c', 'backspace', 'MouseButton.BACK'],
#       'keymap.copy': ['ctrl+c', 'cmd+c'],
#       'keymap.forward': ['right', 'v', 'MouseButton.FORWARD'],
#       'keymap.fullscreen': ['f', 'ctrl+f'],
#       'keymap.grid': ['g'],
#       'keymap.grid_minor': ['G'],
#       'keymap.help': ['f1'],
#       'keymap.home': ['h', 'r', 'home'],
#       'keymap.pan': ['p'],
#       'keymap.quit': ['ctrl+w', 'cmd+w', 'q'],
#       'keymap.quit_all': [],
#       'keymap.save': ['s', 'ctrl+s'],
#       'keymap.xscale': ['k', 'L'],
#       'keymap.yscale': ['l'],
#       'keymap.zoom': ['o'],
#       'legend.borderaxespad': 0.5,
#       'legend.borderpad': 0.4,
#       'legend.columnspacing': 2.0,
#       'legend.edgecolor': '0.8',
#       'legend.facecolor': 'inherit',
#       'legend.fancybox': True,
#       'legend.fontsize': 'medium',
#       'legend.framealpha': 0.8,
#       'legend.frameon': True,
#       'legend.handleheight': 0.7,
#       'legend.handlelength': 2.0,
#       'legend.handletextpad': 0.8,
#       'legend.labelspacing': 0.5,
#       'legend.loc': 'best',
#       'legend.markerscale': 1.0,
#       'legend.numpoints': 1,
#       'legend.scatterpoints': 1,
#       'legend.shadow': False,
#       'legend.title_fontsize': None,
#       'lines.antialiased': True,
#       'lines.color': 'C0',
#       'lines.dash_capstyle': 'butt',
#       'lines.dash_joinstyle': 'round',
#       'lines.dashdot_pattern': [6.4, 1.6, 1.0, 1.6],
#       'lines.dashed_pattern': [3.7, 1.6],
#       'lines.dotted_pattern': [1.0, 1.65],
#       'lines.linestyle': '-',
#       'lines.linewidth': 1.5,
#       'lines.marker': 'None',
#       'lines.markeredgecolor': 'auto',
#       'lines.markeredgewidth': 1.0,
#       'lines.markerfacecolor': 'auto',
#       'lines.markersize': 6.0,
#       'lines.scale_dashes': True,
#       'lines.solid_capstyle': 'projecting',
#       'lines.solid_joinstyle': 'round',
#       'markers.fillstyle': 'full',
#       'mathtext.bf': 'sans:bold',
#       'mathtext.cal': 'cursive',
#       'mathtext.default': 'it',
#       'mathtext.fallback': 'cm',
#       'mathtext.fallback_to_cm': None,
#       'mathtext.fontset': 'dejavusans',
#       'mathtext.it': 'sans:italic',
#       'mathtext.rm': 'sans',
#       'mathtext.sf': 'sans',
#       'mathtext.tt': 'monospace',
#       'mpl_toolkits.legacy_colorbar': True,
#       'patch.antialiased': True,
#       'patch.edgecolor': 'black',
#       'patch.facecolor': 'C0',
#       'patch.force_edgecolor': False,
#       'patch.linewidth': 1.0,
#       'path.effects': [],
#       'path.simplify': True,
#       'path.simplify_threshold': 0.111111111111,
#       'path.sketch': None,
#       'path.snap': True,
#       'pcolor.shading': 'flat',
#       'pdf.compression': 6,
#       'pdf.fonttype': 3,
#       'pdf.inheritcolor': False,
#       'pdf.use14corefonts': False,
#       'pgf.preamble': '',
#       'pgf.rcfonts': True,
#       'pgf.texsystem': 'xelatex',
#       'polaraxes.grid': True,
#       'ps.distiller.res': 6000,
#       'ps.fonttype': 3,
#       'ps.papersize': 'letter',
#       'ps.useafm': False,
#       'ps.usedistiller': None,
#       'savefig.bbox': None,
#       'savefig.directory': '~',
#       'savefig.dpi': 'figure',
#       'savefig.edgecolor': 'auto',
#       'savefig.facecolor': 'auto',
#       'savefig.format': 'png',
#       'savefig.jpeg_quality': 95,
#       'savefig.orientation': 'portrait',
#       'savefig.pad_inches': 0.1,
#       'savefig.transparent': False,
#       'scatter.edgecolors': 'face',
#       'scatter.marker': 'o',
#       'svg.fonttype': 'path',
#       'svg.hashsalt': None,
#       'svg.image_inline': True,
#       'text.antialiased': True,
#       'text.color': 'black',
#       'text.hinting': 'force_autohint',
#       'text.hinting_factor': 8,
#       'text.kerning_factor': 0,
#       'text.latex.preamble': '',
#       'text.latex.preview': False,
#       'text.usetex': False,
#       'timezone': 'UTC',
#       'tk.window_focus': False,
#       'toolbar': 'toolbar2',
#       'webagg.address': '127.0.0.1',
#       'webagg.open_in_browser': True,
#       'webagg.port': 8988,
#       'webagg.port_retries': 50,
#       'xaxis.labellocation': 'center',
#       'xtick.alignment': 'center',
#       'xtick.bottom': True,
#       'xtick.color': 'black',
#       'xtick.direction': 'out',
#       'xtick.labelbottom': True,
#       'xtick.labelsize': 'medium',
#       'xtick.labeltop': False,
#       'xtick.major.bottom': True,
#       'xtick.major.pad': 3.5,
#       'xtick.major.size': 3.5,
#       'xtick.major.top': True,
#       'xtick.major.width': 0.8,
#       'xtick.minor.bottom': True,
#       'xtick.minor.pad': 3.4,
#       'xtick.minor.size': 2.0,
#       'xtick.minor.top': True,
#       'xtick.minor.visible': False,
#       'xtick.minor.width': 0.6,
#       'xtick.top': False,
#       'yaxis.labellocation': 'center',
#       'ytick.alignment': 'center_baseline',
#       'ytick.color': 'black',
#       'ytick.direction': 'out',
#       'ytick.labelleft': True,
#       'ytick.labelright': False,
#       'ytick.labelsize': 'medium',
#       'ytick.left': True,
#       'ytick.major.left': True,
#       'ytick.major.pad': 3.5,
#       'ytick.major.right': True,
#       'ytick.major.size': 3.5,
#       'ytick.major.width': 0.8,
#       'ytick.minor.left': True,
#       'ytick.minor.pad': 3.4,
#       'ytick.minor.right': True,
#       'ytick.minor.size': 2.0,
#       'ytick.minor.visible': False,
#       'ytick.minor.width': 0.6,
#       'ytick.right': False})
Code 2.174. Get Config
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


plt.rcParams['font.size']
Code 2.175. Set Config
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


plt.rc('font', family='Serif', weight='bold', size=8)
plt.rc('figure', figsize=(12, 6))
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


plt.rcParams['font.size'] = 8
plt.rcParams['font.family'] = 'Serif'
plt.rcParams['font.weight'] = 'bold'
plt.rcParams['figure.figsize'] = (12, 6)

2.5.3. Styles

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


print(plt.style.available)
# ['Solarize_Light2', '_classic_test_patch', 'bmh', 'classic', 'dark_background', 'fast', 'fivethirtyeight',
#  'ggplot', 'grayscale', 'seaborn', 'seaborn-bright', 'seaborn-colorblind', 'seaborn-dark',
#  'seaborn-dark-palette', 'seaborn-darkgrid', 'seaborn-deep', 'seaborn-muted', 'seaborn-notebook',
#  'seaborn-paper', 'seaborn-pastel', 'seaborn-poster', 'seaborn-talk', 'seaborn-ticks', 'seaborn-white',
#  'seaborn-whitegrid', 'tableau-colorblind10']
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


x = np.linspace(0, 10, 1000)
y = np.sin(x)

plt.style.use('fivethirtyeight')

plt.plot(x, y, label='sin(x)')
plt.show()