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mipylib.plotlib.miplot.plot(*args, **kwargs)

Plot lines and/or markers to the axes. args is a variable length argument, allowing for multiple x, y pairs with an optional format string.

  • x – (array_like) Input x data.
  • y – (array_like) Input y data.
  • style – (string) Line style for plot.

Legend breaks of the lines.

The following format string characters are accepted to control the line style or marker:

Character Description
‘-‘ solid line style
‘–’ dashed line style
‘-.’ dash-dot line style
‘:’ dotted line style
‘.’ point marker
‘,’ pixel marker
‘o’ circle marker
‘v’ triangle_down marker
‘^’ triangle_up marker
‘<’ triangle_left marker
‘>’ triangle_right marker
‘s’ square marker
‘p’ pentagon marker
‘*’ star marker
‘x’ x marker
‘D’ diamond marker

The following color abbreviations are supported:

Character Color
‘b’ blue
‘g’ green
‘r’ red
‘c’ cyan
‘m’ magenta
‘y’ yellow
‘k’ black


y = [1,4,9,16]
plot(y)    # plot y using x as index array 0..N-1
x = [1,2,3,4]
y = [1,4,9,16]
plot(x, y)    # plot x and y using default line style and color
x = [1,2,3,4]
y = [1,4,9,16]
plot(x, y, 'b--*')    # plot x and y using blue dash line and star marker style
t = arange(0., 5., 0.2)
plot(t, t, 'r--', t, t**2, 'bs', t, t**3, 'g^')
title('Multiple lines')