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Markers of Matplotlib

📅 2013-Oct-24 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ marker, matplotlib ⬩ 📚 Archive

Markers in Matplotlib

Markers are used in Matplotlib plots to mark the points on a line which refers to a datapoint. All the possible marker styles in Matplotlib are listed here.

However, it is difficult to pick a marker just by looking at its character or its label. I generated the above image as a visual reference to pick markers. It was generated by using this piece of code:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import matplotlib.pyplot as pyplot

mark_dict = {

def line_plot():

    x_list = [1, 10, 30, 70]
    y_list = [10, 20, 30, 40]

    for mark in mark_dict:
        y_list = [y_val + 10 for y_val in y_list]
        pyplot.plot(x_list, y_list, label=mark_dict[mark], marker=mark)

    pyplot.legend(loc="best", prop={'size':11})

def main():

if "__main__" == __name__:

Tried with: Matplotlib 1.3.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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