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Clean matplotlib plots

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This package creates clean and beautiful plots that work on light and dark backgrounds. Inspired by the work of Edward Tufte.

To use, simply select the dufte style:

import dufte
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

# global setting:
plt.style.use(dufte.style)

# with a context manager:
with plt.style.context(dufte.style_bar):
    # ...
    pass

Check out dufte.legend(), dufte.ylabel(), and dufte.show_bar_values() for more duftiness.

Comparison with default Matplotlib

See here for how to create the below plots.

matplotlib dufte with dufte.legend()
matplotlib dufte dufte with dufte.show_bar_values()

Further reading:

Projects using dufte:

Background

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The position $x_i$ of the line annotations is computed as the solution of a non-negative least-squares problem

\begin{align}
\frac{1}{2}\sum_i (x_i - t_i)^2 \to \min_x,\\
(x_i - x_j)^2 \ge a^2 \quad \forall i,j.
\end{align}

where $a$ is the minimum distance between two entries and $t_i$ is the target position.

Testing

To run the dufte unit tests, check out this repository and type

pytest

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