Plotting style

the rcparams are stored in a sub-class of dict which does both name and value validation on the way in. This is controlled by the class-level attribute validate (which is a dict mapping from key-name -> validation function). In principle you could update this dict to add rcparams on the fly, however if the plotting functions don’t know to look at the rcparams they won’t have any effect. To add new rcparams you need to modify the upstream code.

There is a PR to add spine-related rcparams (https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/2702) but it has not been active in a while.

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On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM Marin GILLES <mrngilles@…287…> wrote:

    Le 04/03/2015 23:31, > Marin GILLES a écrit :
          Le 04/03/2015 > > 22:46, Yuxiang Wang a écrit :

Hi Marin,
+1 for the idea of specific papers. For example, all PLOS require the
same figure format and I have my own config file. I'd be more than
happy to dig into it and try my best to contribute.
Shawn
On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Marin GILLES <mrngilles@...287...> wrote:

Le 04/03/2015 06:21, Tony Yu a écrit :
On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Gökhan Sever <gokhansever@...287...> wrote:
I see seaborn has "paper, notebook, talk, and poster" options.
[http://stanford.edu/~mwaskom/software/seaborn-dev/aesthetics.html](http://stanford.edu/%7Emwaskom/software/seaborn-dev/aesthetics.html)
Apperantly he scales each parameter to get modified views. This would be a
good addition for any of the styles available in matplotlib.

A similar pattern with `matplotlib.style` would use chained stylesheets. The
idea would be to make stylesheets either aesthetics focused or layout
focused. By aesthetics, I mean things like colors and marker shape, and by
layout, I mean things like default figure size, figure padding, font size,
etc. Then you can easily have a style that defines the general aesthetics
and easily modify it for papers, talks, etc.
Here's an example from `mpltools`, but the same syntax applies to the
`style` module in `matplotlib`:
[http://tonysyu.github.io/mpltools/auto_examples/style/plot_multiple_styles.html](http://tonysyu.github.io/mpltools/auto_examples/style/plot_multiple_styles.html)

(PoF = Physics of Fluids journal; IIRC I think I have some personal
stylesheets that take the normal two-column figure layout and convert it to
a full-page layout.)
-Tony
On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Marin GILLES <mrngilles@...1896....> wrote:



Le 03/03/2015 18:15, Gökhan Sever a écrit :
On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:07 PM, Marin GILLES <mrngilles@...287...> > > > > > > wrote:

Sure, I'll be careful about that.
I'm going to go try and design some new interesting ones.
Maybe adding some styles specific to some plot types could be useful.
Also some styles specific for some applications (geoscience, biology)?
If you have any other ideas, please let me know.
--
Marin GILLES

It would be good to have styles for "paper" and "presentation" modes. The
former would have smaller ticks, labels, linewidths, other axis elements
that goes into a journal publication, while the latter with much magnified
elements to be clearly visible on a screen from the back of a room.
Indeed it would be a very good idea.
I've seen that already in the seaborn lib I guess.
--
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Hi,
I started working on styles based on which support the figure is designed
for (as of now, I've got 'paper', 'notebook', 'talk', 'poster').
For those, in a style point of view, I think only the text size should be
modified (got it done, just need to get the proper sizes for each style),
which is unlike the 'seaborn' way of doing it. Thing is, by doing so, we
don't mess with any style we could apply using Cascading styles.
Also, I was thinking that I should set the export settings for each of those
styles, but also get an export style folder (with a few good parameters).
This would mean no more need to adjust dpi, file format, figure size...
Finally, I could add a folder for specific papers, in which the figure
parameters would be tweaked so that we can directly be in a specific paper
format. I guess it would take into account both text size and export
parameters for each paper.
Let me know what you think about it.
Marin Gilles
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          That would indeed

would be nice, and get us started.
I created a repository ,
if anyone wants to contribute. Don’t hesitate to bring in
some new ideas.

Marin Gilles

Hello everyone,
After working a bit on the styles, I noticed that some
parameters could not be modified using an rc or style file (for
example, turning off the right, left, up or down axis). I kind
of saw how to do it using the Axis.spine.set_visible()
method, but it would be better to be able to change it in the
rc.
So I was wondering if there would be a way to add rcParameters
using a method with an external file, or if I would have to
change this in the mpl source?
Maybe a method that would add rcParameters on demand…
Thanks


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