 # fix to markers.py

In : matplotlib.__version__
Out: '1.2.x'

~/matplotlib/lib/matplotlib>diff markers.py_broken markers.py
190c190
< path = Path(verts)

···

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> path = Path(self._marker)

https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/issues
using my mailing list password to create a bug report, but it would not accept it, so you get it this way.

DOCUMENTATION NOTES

1) in the table for marker vertices it states

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/artist_api.html#matplotlib.lines.Line2D.set_marker

verts a list of (x, y) pairs in range (0, 1)

it really should be just normalized or abs(1), (0,0) being center, and hence the (x,y) values should be in the range (-1,+1). Would be good to add an example

x=np.linspace(0,1,10)**2
plot(x,c='r',marker=((-1.,-1),(1.,-1),(1.,1.),(-1,1.),(-1,-1)),ms=10)

2) the source also support to just provide a path as a marker, which (a) is cool, and (b) seemed natural as internal many things are done a paths, and even complies paths are generated from the \$...\$ syntax math. In any case, this should be added to the documentation for allowed markers

path a matplotlib.path.Path object

import matplotlib.path as path
x = np.linspace(0,1,10)**2
p = path.Path(((-1.,-1),(1.,-1),(1.,1.),(-1,1.),(-1,-1)))
plot(x,c='r',marker=p,ms=10)

or a cool example that you may want tot add to the library...

import matplotlib.path as path

# define codes
P = path.Path
Pm = P.MOVETO
Pl = P.LINETO
Pc = P.CLOSEPOLY
c = [Pm] + [Pl]*3 + [Pc]
cx=c*2

# define basic path
r=np.array(((-1.,-1),(1.,-1),(1.,1.),(-1,1.),(-1,-1)))
# we add second closed path of half size but reverse parity
rh=0.5*r[::-1]
rx = np.vstack((r,rh))
p = path.Path(rx,codes=cx)

x = np.linspace(0,1,10)**2
plot(x,c='r',marker=p,ms=10)

PS - I guess I need to figure out how to do such updates w/o requesting action from the lest eventually.

Just to emphasize (2a): COOL!!!

Wishlist:
Can we add a "transform" parameter to overwrite self._transform?
I suppose this would have to go many places.

"set_marker_transform"

from transforms import Transform
def self.set_transform(self, transform = IdentityTransform()):
assert isinstance(x, Transform)
self._transfrom = transfrom()

Maybe less fancy, and better for starters, to add an angle

"set_marker_rotation(angle)"

using

Affine2D().rotate_deg(angle)

-Alexander