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matplotlib-colorbar 0.3.4

Artist for matplotlib to display a color bar

Provides a new artist for matplotlib to display a colorbar, instead of an axis as it is the default in matplotlib. The position of the colorbar artist can be decided as for the legend.

The artist supports customization either directly from the Colorbar object or from the matplotlibrc.

Installation

Easiest way to install using pip:

$ pip install matplotlib-colorbar

For development installation from the git repository:

$ git clone git@github.com:ppinard/matplotlib-colorbar.git
$ pip install -e matplotlib-colorbar

Example

Here is an example how to add a color bar:

>>> import numpy as np
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> import matplotlib.cbook as cbook
>>> from matplotlib_colorbar.colorbar import Colorbar
>>> plt.figure()
>>> data = np.array(plt.imread(cbook.get_sample_data('grace_hopper.png')))
>>> mappable = plt.imshow(data[...,0], cmap='viridis')
>>> colorbar = Colorbar(mappable, location='lower left')
>>> colorbar.set_ticks([0.0, 0.5, 1.0])
>>> plt.gca().add_artist(colorbar)
>>> plt.show()

Colorbar arguments

Here are parameters of the Colorbar class constructor.

  • mappable: scalar mappable object which implements the methods get_cmap and get_array (default: None, the mappable can be specified later)
  • label: label on top of the color bar (default: None, no label is shown)
  • orientation: orientation, vertical or horizontal (default: vertical)
  • length_fraction: length of the color bar as a fraction of the axes’s width (horizontal) or height (vertical) depending on the orientation (default: 0.2)
  • width_fraction: width of the color bar as a fraction of the axes’s height (horizontal) or width (vertical) depending on the orientation (default: 0.02)
  • location: a location code (same as legend) (default: upper right)
  • pad: fraction of the font size (default: 0.2)
  • border_pad: fraction of the font size (default: 0.1)
  • sep: separation between color bar and label in points (default: 5)
  • frameon: if True, will draw a box around the color bar (default: True)
  • color: color for the tick text and label (default: k)
  • box_color: color of the box (if frameon) (default: w)
  • box_alpha: transparency of box (default: 1.0)
  • font_properties: a matplotlib.font_manager.FontProperties instance, optional sets the font properties for the label text
  • ticks: ticks location (default: minimal and maximal values)
  • ticklabels: a list of tick labels (same length as ticks argument)
  • ticklocation: location of the ticks (default: auto)

matplotlibrc parameters

Here are parameters that can be customized in the matplotlibrc file.

  • orientation: orientation, vertical or horizontal (default: vertical)
  • length_fraction: length of the color bar as a fraction of the axes’s width (horizontal) or height (vertical) depending on the orientation (default: 0.2)
  • width_fraction: width of the color bar as a fraction of the axes’s height (horizontal) or width (vertical) depending on the orientation (default: 0.02)
  • location: a location code (same as legend) (default: upper right)
  • pad: fraction of the font size (default: 0.2)
  • border_pad: fraction of the font size (default: 0.1)
  • sep: separation between color bar and label in points (default: 5)
  • frameon: if True, will draw a box around the color bar (default: True)
  • color: color for the tick text and label (default: k)
  • box_color: color of the box (if frameon) (default: w)
  • box_alpha: transparency of box (default: 1.0)
  • ticklocation: location of the ticks (default: auto)

Contributors

@cphyc and @jnth

License

License under the BSD License, compatible with matplotlib.

Copyright (c) 2015-2017 Philippe Pinard

 
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