Looking through the code for drawing the “thin diamond”, I think you might be able to get what you want by specifying the fillstyle. It appears that different rotations are applied when the fillstyle is set to one of “bottom”, “top”, or “left”. “full” is another available fillstyle, which appears to take a unit rectangle and rotates that 45 degrees.
Probably your best bet would be the ‘top’ fillstyle, which looks like it does a 90 degree rotation.
I hope this helps,
On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 7:44 AM, Christian Meesters <meesters@…120…2757…> wrote:
Honestly, I neglected my mpl skills lately, so I don’t know whether docs
on this topic are available, but I couldn’t find them either.
I would like to create a forest plot using horizontal errorbars.
Currently my marker is simply ‘kd’ in pylab.errorbar, where ‘d’ is
similar to LaTeX’s \blacklozenge.
Is there a way to rotate the marker such that long cross section is
horizontal (rotation by 90 degree) and not vertical anymore?