A Full List of Matplotlib Line Style: A Beginner Guide – Matplotlib Tutorial

By | August 22, 2020

We can use matplotlib.rcParams[‘lines.linestyle’] to set the style of line in matplotlib. Here is the tutorial:

Understand Matplotlib.rcParams: A Beginner Guide – Matplotlib Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will list all the line styles to help matplotlib beginners to use.

A Full List of Line Style

The style of a line in matplotlib can be:

['-', '--', '-.', ':', 'solid', 'dashed', 'dashdot', 'dotted', 'none', ' ', '']

We will draw a sine function with each line style.

# draw sine function
l = ['-', '--', '-.', ':', 'solid', 'dashed', 'dashdot', 'dotted', 'none', ' ', '']
for i in l:
    mpl.rcParams['lines.linestyle'] = i
    plt.title('sin function with ' + i)
    plt.plot(x, y, label='$sin(x)$')
    plt.show()

Run this code, you will get an image like this:

A Full List of Matplotlib Line Style - A Beginner Guide - Matplotlib Tutorial

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