On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Jonathan Slavin
> Thanks. I think I had tried that but with mfc=None -- that is without
> None in quotes as if it were a string. I have to say it's a bit odd to
> have it in quotes since generally it is a different data type entirely
> (None type).
> On Fri, 2010-08-20 at 17:12 +0200, Tinne De Laet wrote:
> > Hi Jonathan,
> > On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 16:29, Jonathan Slavin <jslavin@...>
> > > To all:
> > >
> > > I'm wondering if there is any way to make plots with open symbols, e.g.
> > > a circle. I know how to use markers that look open, e.g. by doing
> > > something like,
> > > plot(x,y,marker='o',mfc='w')
> > > They are white in the center, but they're not really open since they
> > > block out whatever is behind them. I tried using a color with
> > > transparency, say alpha=0.1 or something (mfc=(1.,1.,1.,0.1)) but that
> > > didn't work. What I have in mind is illustrated in the attached plot,
> > > which I made some time ago in IDL. Is there an easy way to define your
> > > own markers for plotting?
> > just use mfc='None'
> > Tinne
This used to trip me up as well. However, for colors in matplotlib, None
(without quotes) tells mpl to use the default color, while 'None' (typically
not case-sensitive) means "do not plot any color".
I hope that clears things up.