Creating curved edges with NetworkX in Python3 (Matplotlib)

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To create curved edges with NetworkX in Python3, we can use connectionstyle="arc3, rad=0.4".


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Initialize a graph with edges, name, and graph attributes.
  • Add nodes to the created graph.
  • Add edges from one node to another.
  • Draw the graph G with Matplotlib, with connectionstyle="arc3, rad=0.4".
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import matplotlib.pylab as plt
import networkx as nx

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

G = nx.DiGraph()

pos = nx.spring_layout(G)
G.add_nodes_from([1, 2, 3, 4])
G.add_edges_from([(1, 2), (2, 4), (2, 3), (4, 1)])

nx.draw(G, with_labels=True, connectionstyle="arc3,rad=0.4")


Updated on 07-Jul-2021 11:21:22