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Python Data Visualization Cookbook by Igor Milovanović

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Making use of text and font properties

We already learned how to annotate the plot by adding legends, but sometimes we want more with text. This recipe will explain and demonstrate more features of text manipulation in matplotlib, giving a powerful toolkit for even advanced typesetting needs.

We will not cover LaTeX support in this recipe, as there is a recipe named Rendering text with LaTeX in this chapter.

Getting ready

We start with listing of the most useful set of functions that matplotlib offers. Most of the functions are available via pyplot module's interface, but we map their origin function here to allow you to explore more if a particular text feature is not covered in this recipe.

Basic text manipulations and their mapping in matplotlib ...

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