Plot a circle with an edgecolor and hatch in Matplotlib

To place edge color and hatch of a circle in matplotlib, we can take the following steps −

  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure using figure() method.

  • Add a subplot method to the current axis.

  • Create a circle instance using Circle() class with an edgecolor, hatch and linewidth of the edge.

  • Add a circle path on the plot.

  • To place the text in the circle, use text() method.

  • Scale and axes using xlim() and ylim() methods.

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


import matplotlib
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt, patches
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
circle = matplotlib.patches.Circle((0, 0), radius=1, edgecolor="orange", linewidth=2, hatch="o")
plt.text(-.25, 0, "Circle")
plt.xlim([-4, 4])
plt.ylim([-4, 4])