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Mastering matplotlib by Duncan M. McGreggor

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Event handling

We now have a good background for some practical work with matplotlib events. We are now ready to explore the nitty-gritty. Let's begin with the list of events that matplotlib supports:

Event name

Class

Description

button_press_event

MouseEvent

The mouse button is pressed

button_release_event

MouseEvent

The mouse button is released

draw_event

DrawEvent

The canvas draw occurs

key_press_event

KeyEvent

A key is pressed

key_release_event

KeyEvent

A key is released

motion_notify_event

MouseEvent

Motion of the mouse

pick_event

PickEvent

An object in the canvas is selected

resize_event

ResizeEvent

The figure canvas is resized

scroll_event

MouseEvent

The scroll wheel of the mouse is rolled

figure_enter_event ...

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