[Matplotlib-users] plotting positions with non-default markers

Benjamin Root ben.v.root at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 13:26:33 EST 2015

I wonder if Ryan May's "scattertext()" work might be what you are looking
for? https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/4063

Ben Root

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Joao Fonseca <joao.q.fonseca at gmail.com>

> To visualize a simulation, I would like to plot positions of two
> populations using the $\top$ and $\bot$ (similar to $\perp$ and rotated
> $\perp$) symbols as markers, but make the coordinates coincide with the
> line intersections in the symbols. In this way, if two points from
> different populations have the same coordinates they should create a cross
> with a long vertical line.
> I have tried using  plt.text and $\perp$, with a 90 degree rotation to get
> $\bot$:
> text(x,y,r’$\bot$',
> va=’top',ha='center',color='w',rotation=180,fontsize=14)
> but this doesn’t really work or scale, and I would rather use plot or
> scatter instead of text.
> Is there a good way to do this in pyplot? Should I use something else?
> Thank you
> João
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