class ColorDatabase(mapping)[source]

Bases: dict

Dictionary subclass used to replace the builtin matplotlib color database. This allows users to draw colors from named colormaps and color cycles for any plotting command that accepts a color keyword arg. See cache for details.


mapping (dict-like) – The colors.

Attributes Summary


A special dictionary subclass capable of retrieving colors “on-the-fly” from registered colormaps and color cycles.

Methods Summary

__setitem__(key, value)

Add a color to the database and clear the cache.