MPL linestyles and plot markers

Dear ALL,

Searching the MPL online documentation, I just found out that plot
linestyles can also be represented as a string (legal string values
are 'solid'|'dashed'|'dashdot'|'dotted'). So, I would like to ask you
gentlemen if such string representation is also available for plot
markers (I could not find this in the docs and so I am afraid it is
not) ?

Also, using linestyles in the conventional way (as single characters),
the docs are not very clear as what is what, so in linestyles = ['_',
'-', '--', ':'] is the underline character ('_') representing a solid
line? But in this case, what is the '-' character representing? An so
on... In my application, either "-", "--" (dotted?) and "-." (dash
dotted?) show solid lines and only ":" (dotted) works as expected,
showing a dotted line.

I am aware that this might, perhaps, be answered by trial-and-error in
the interactive prompt, but in my opinion if one can find the needed
information in the docs, this saves a lot of time with these tests
that sometimes are too much.

Thanks in advance for any hints and tips.

Best regards,


Dr. Mauro J. Cavalcanti
Ecoinformatics Studio
P.O. Box 46521, CEP 20551-970
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRASIL
E-mail: maurobio@...287...
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