From: Eric Firing <efiring@ha...>  20110331 00:00:15

On 03/30/2011 01:32 PM, Nat Echols wrote: > I wanted to display a line plot with rainbow coloring based on the > yvalue, similar to what's possible for surface plots. However, the > 'plot' method does not appear to accept a 'cmap' argument. The closest > thing I was able to find was a recipe for different colored line > segments on the SciPy examples page > (http://www.scipy.org/Cookbook/Matplotlib/MulticoloredLine), but that's > not really what I want  I was hoping for a continuous gradient over > hundreds (possibly thousands) of points on a line. Is this possible > without too much hacking? I don't think there is anything better than the second example here: http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/pylab_examples/multicolored_line.html Eric > > thanks, > Nat 