Is it possible for me to have my own custom linestyle? Specifically, what I need is a spring-like zig-zaggy line. Anyone know how I might achieve that?
Hatches + a custom path might do the trick:
If you provide an example, might be able to suggest something simpler.
Hi Hanna, I don’t have an example yet, because I’m still not sure how to go about this.
I think I should’ve explained what I actually want: a network of points with the connections being spring-like.
I was initially thinking of making two lists X, Y, so that they may be passed to
plot() to have every connected pair have a line between them.
But now I’m wondering if a
quiver() would be better. Also because I need the connecting springs to be coloured based on some criterion.
So for this purpose, can I create a custom line or arrow style to pass to it?
I suggest looking at
LineCollecition (https://matplotlib.org/api/collections_api.html#matplotlib.collections ). You can set up a path for the zig-zag shape you want and make use of the color mapping to set the color.
Depending on how far down the rabbit hole you want to go looking at https://github.com/networkx/grave might provide some interesting inspiration.