How can I set the 'backend' in matplotlib in Python?

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We can use matplotlib.rcParams['backend'] to override the backend value.

Steps

  • Using get_backend() method, return the name of the current backend, i.e., default name.

  • Now override the backend name.

  • Using get_backend() method, return the name of the current backend, i.e., updated name.

Example

import matplotlib
print("Before, Backend used by matplotlib is: ", matplotlib.get_backend())
matplotlib.rcParams['backend'] = 'TkAgg'
print("After, Backend used by matplotlib is: ", matplotlib.get_backend())

Output

Before, Backend used by matplotlib is: GTK3Agg
After, Backend used by matplotlib is: TkAgg
raja
Published on 16-Mar-2021 09:42:27
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