custom symbols for scatter

Juan Fiol <fiolj@...9...> writes:

Hi, I am trying to put a sphere (rather than circles or disks) as
markers for a plot.

One approach could be to make a PatchCollection of suitable patches -

for an example of PatchCollection, and

for a fairly complicated user-defined Patch. Matplotlib doesn't do any
gradient fills yet, so you're a little limited in drawing the sphere.

Another option is to make a bitmap drawing of a sphere in e.g. Gimp and
put multiple copies of it at various coordinates, but I don't think this
is well-supported currently.


Jouni K. Sepp�nen