Is it possible to control Matplotlib marker orientation?

To control matplotlib marker orientation, we can use marker tuple that contains a number of sides, style and rotation or orientation of the marker.


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.

  • Create x and y data points using numpy.

  • Make an array of 10 different rotations.

  • Zip x, y and i. Iterate them and plot the points using plot() method with marker tuple.

  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
x = np.random.rand(10)
y = np.random.rand(10)
i = np.linspace(0, 10, 10)
for x, y, i in zip(x, y, i):
   plt.plot(x, y, marker=(3, 0, i*45), linestyle='None', markersize=20)


Updated on: 01-Jun-2021


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