[Matplotlib-users] easily accessing the default color cycle list

Ilya Flyamer flyamer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 13:01:22 EST 2017

Hi Michael,

I think the new colours can be used as 'C0', 'C1', etc, if that helps?


2017-01-10 17:57 GMT+00:00 Michael Kaufman <kaufmanmc at ornl.gov>:

> Hi All,
> With the new color cycle, it's no longer super easy for me to manually set
> plotting colors (that still conform to the new default colors) without a
> cheat sheet.
> Recently I've been doing:
> cols = rcParams['axes.prop_cycle'].by_key()['color']
> to get the list. This is something that I cannot remember and have search
> through old code to find every time.
> Is there an easier way to access this list? Something like:
> from matplotlib.colors import color_cycle
> cols = color_cycle('default')
> would be quite nice. Maybe something like this already exists?
> M
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