[Matplotlib-users] Circular Arrow Closed Path

vincent.adrien at gmail.com vincent.adrien at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 14:47:19 EDT 2017

Hi Amit,

You may find usseful ressources about arrow shapes in Matplotlib at 
https://matplotlib.org/users/annotations.html, with examples on how to 
use the `matplotlib.axes.Axes.annotate` method(, which heavily relies on 
the `matplotlib.patches.FancyArrowPatch` if you are actually more 
interested in how things are done under the hood).

Here is a quick example of what you can expect more or less 
out-of-the-box from `ax.annotate`:
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

fig, ax = plt.subplots(num='demo_arrow_with_annotate.png',
                        figsize=(3, 3))

             xy=(0.5, 0.8), xycoords='data',
             xytext=(0.5, 0.2), textcoords='data',
             size=40, va="center", ha="center",
             arrowprops=dict(arrowstyle="simple",  # <-- ~ LO style
                             facecolor="DeepPink", edgecolor="none",


If you really want a specific patch shape that you cannot get by 
tweaking the existing arrow shapes, it should still be possible to 
define a patch directly with vertices and Bézier curves.

Best regards,

On 09/05/2017 11:04 AM, Amit Yaron wrote:
> Hi,
> Does this shape already exist in Matplotlib modules?
> I've attached an example prepared with LibreOffice Draw.
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