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Matplotlib.artist.Artist.set_zorder() in Python

• Last Updated : 10 May, 2020

Matplotlib is a library in Python and it is numerical – mathematical extension for NumPy library. The Artist class contains Abstract base class for objects that render into a FigureCanvas. All visible elements in a figure are subclasses of Artist.

matplotlib.artist.Artist.set_zorder() method

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The set_zorder() method in artist module of matplotlib library is used to set the zorder for the artist.

Syntax: Artist.set_zorder(self, level)

Parameters: This method accepts the following parameters.

• level: This parameter contains the float value.

Returns: This method does not return any value.

Below examples illustrate the matplotlib.artist.Artist.set_zorder() function in matplotlib:

Example 1:

 `# Implementation of matplotlib function``from` `matplotlib.artist ``import` `Artist  ``import` `numpy as np ``import` `matplotlib.pyplot as plt ``    ` ` ` `d ``=` `np.arange(``100``).reshape(``10``, ``10``) ``xx, yy ``=` `np.meshgrid(np.arange(``11``), np.arange(``11``)) ``    ` `fig, ax ``=` `plt.subplots() ``    ` `ax.set_aspect(``1``) ``m ``=` `ax.pcolormesh(xx, yy, d)`` ` `Artist.set_zorder(m, ``-``15``)`` ` `fig.suptitle('matplotlib.artist.Artist.set_zorder()\``function Example', fontweight ``=``"bold"``) `` ` `plt.show()`

Output:

Example 2:

 `# Implementation of matplotlib function``from` `matplotlib.artist ``import` `Artist  ``import` `numpy as np ``import` `matplotlib.pyplot as plt ``    ` ` ` `xx ``=` `np.random.rand(``16``, ``30``) ``    ` `fig, (ax3, ax4) ``=` `plt.subplots(``1``, ``2``) ``    ` `m ``=` `ax3.pcolor(xx) ``    ` `ax3.set_title(``"No Zorder value "``) ``    ` `m ``=` `ax4.pcolor(xx) ``Artist.set_zorder(m, ``-``20``) ``   ` `ax4.set_title(``"Zorder Value : -20"``) `` ` `fig.suptitle('matplotlib.artist.Artist.set_zorder()\``function Example', fontweight ``=``"bold"``) `` ` `plt.show()`

Output:

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