How to rotate Matplotlib annotation to match a line?

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To rotate matplotlib annotation to match a line, we can take the following steps−

  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure using figure() method.
  • Add an '~.axes.Axes' to the figure as part of a subplot arrangement using add_subplot() method.
  • Initialize the variables, m (slope) and c (intercept).
  • Create x and y data points using numpy.
  • Calculate theta to make text rotation.
  • Plot the line using plot() method with x and y.
  • Place text on the line using text() method.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.00, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot()
m = 1
c = 1
x = np.linspace(-2, 2, 10)
y = m*x + c
theta = np.arctan(m)
line, = ax.plot(x, y)
ax.text(x=x[2], y=y[2]+.25, s="y=mx+c", rotation=180.0*(1-theta), fontsize=15, color='green')


Published on 15-May-2021 12:05:42