Writing numerical values on the plot with Matplotlib

To write numerical values on the plot, we can take the following steps −

  • Create points for x and y using numpy.

  • Create labels using xpoints.

  • Use the scatter() method to scatter the points.

  • Iterate labels, xpoints and ypoints and annotate the plot with label, x and y with different properties.

  • To display the figure, use the 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
xpoints = np.linspace(1, 10, 25)
ypoints = np.random.rand(25)
labels = ["%.2f" % i for i in xpoints]
plt.scatter(xpoints, ypoints, c=xpoints)
for label, x, y in zip(labels, xpoints, ypoints):
      xy=(x, y), xytext=(-20, 20),
      textcoords='offset points', ha='right', va='bottom',
      bbox=dict(boxstyle='round,pad=0.5', fc='yellow', alpha=0.5),
      arrowprops=dict(arrowstyle='->', connectionstyle='arc3,rad=0'))