brian2tools.plotting.base module

Base module for the plotting facilities.

brian2tools.plotting.base.brian_plot(brian_obj, axes=None, **kwds)[source]

Plot the data of the given object (e.g. a monitor). This function will call an adequate plotting function for the object, e.g. plot_raster for a SpikeMonitor. The plotting may apply heuristics to get a generally useful plot (e.g. for a PopulationRateMonitor, it will plot the rates smoothed with a Gaussian window of 1 ms), the exact details are subject to change. This function is therefore mostly meant as a quick and easy way to plot an object, for full control use one of the specific plotting functions.

  • brian_obj (object) – The Brian object to plot.
  • axes (Axes, optional) – The Axes instance used for plotting. Defaults to None which means that a new Axes will be created for the plot.
  • kwds (dict, optional) – Any additional keywords command will be handed over to matplotlib’s plot command. This can be used to set plot properties such as the color.

axes – The Axes instance that was used for plotting. This object allows to modify the plot further, e.g. by setting the plotted range, the axis labels, the plot title, etc.

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brian2tools.plotting.base.add_background_pattern(axes, hatch='xxx', fill=True, fc=(0.9, 0.9, 0.9), ec=(0.8, 0.8, 0.8), zorder=-10, **kwds)[source]

Add a “hatching” pattern to the background of the axes (can be useful to make a difference between “no value” and a value mapped to a color value that is identical to the background color). By default, it uses a cross hatching pattern in gray which can be changed by providing the respective arguments. All additional keyword arguments are passed on to the Rectangle initializer.