[Matplotlib-users] fille area under a step function

Thomas Caswell tcaswell at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 01:08:33 EDT 2016


As of mpl 1.5 the fill_between method/function takes a step kwarg
http://matplotlib.org/api/pyplot_api.html#matplotlib.pyplot.fill_between
which I think will do what you want.

Tom

On Fri, Apr 22, 2016, 02:44 amuls <alain.muls at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All
>
> I make a plot of visible satellites at a ground station where calculations
> are performed every X minutes (eg 10 minutes). From these calculations I
> make a plot which,among other info, displays the number of visible
> satellites as a function of time using the drwa-style 'steps-post' (cfr
> line
> below)
>
>    ax2.plot(predDates, nrVisSats, linewidth=3, color='black',
> drawstyle='steps-post', label='#Visible', alpha=.6)
>
> I would like to color the area between the time-axis and this line but I
> cannot find how to do that for a 'step' function.
>
> Tx for any help.
>
> Alain
>
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