Axes.parametric(*args, values=None, cmap=None, norm=None, interp=0, scalex=True, scaley=True, **kwargs)[source]

Draw a line whose color changes as a function of the parametric coordinate values using the input colormap cmap. Invoked when you pass the cmap keyword argument to plot.

  • *args ((y,), (x, y), or (x, y, values)) – The coordinates. If x is not provided, it is inferred from y.

  • values (list of float) – The parametric values used to map points on the line to colors in the colormap. This can also be passed as a third positional argument.

  • cmap (colormap spec, optional) – The colormap specifier, passed to Colormap.

  • cmap_kw (dict, optional) – Keyword arguments passed to Colormap.

  • norm (normalizer spec, optional) – The normalizer, passed to Norm.

  • norm_kw (dict, optional) – Keyword arguments passed to Norm.

  • interp (int, optional) – If greater than 0, we interpolate to additional points between the values coordinates. The number corresponds to the number of additional color levels between the line joints and the halfway points between line joints.

  • scalex, scaley (bool, optional) – Whether the view limits are adapted to the data limits. The values are passed on to autoscale_view.

Other Parameters

**kwargs – Valid LineCollection properties.


LineCollection – The parametric line. See this matplotlib example.