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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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