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From: per freem <perfreem@gm...>  20091026 17:57:57

hi all, i am trying to plot a series of arrows between points on a scatter plot, using the following code: import matplotlib.pyplot as plt from matplotlib.patches import FancyArrowPatch from numpy import * from scipy import * def plot_arrows(init_val, all_vals, c='k'): plt.figure() ax = plt.gca() prev_val = init_val for x, y in all_vals[1:]: ax = plt.gca() start_coord = prev_val plt.scatter(start_coord[0], start_coord[1], c=c) end_coord = (x, y) ax.add_patch(FancyArrowPatch(start_coord, end_coord, arrowstyle='>', edgecolor=c, facecolor=c, mutation_scale=10)) prev_val = end_coord plt.scatter(all_vals[1][0], all_vals[1][1], c=c) points = rand(5,2) init = [0, 0] plot_arrows(init, points) plt.show() this usually works, but sometimes when i give it a set of points (not necessarily ones generated randomly), then it gives me the error: Library/Python/2.5/sitepackages/matplotlib/bezier.pyc in split_path_inout(path, inside, tolerence, reorder_inout) 265 266 if bezier_path is None: > 267 raise ValueError("The path does not seem to intersect with the patch") 268 269 bp = zip(bezier_path[::2], bezier_path[1::2]) ValueError: The path does not seem to intersect with the patch any idea what could be causing this? it seems like any arbitrary set of points should work here, since you can always draw an arrow between any two points.... not sure what is the root of this error. any help would be really appreciated. thank you. 
From: JaeJoon Lee <lee.j.joon@gm...>  20091027 03:30:43

The only case I can think of now is that the two points are too close (with in a few points). This could happen during the "shrink", or during the "mutate" (http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/annotations_guide.html#annotatingwitharrow). But it would be great if you can pinpoint this down and post a script that reproduce the problem. Regards, JJ On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 1:57 PM, per freem <perfreem@...> wrote: > hi all, > > i am trying to plot a series of arrows between points on a scatter > plot, using the following code: > > import matplotlib.pyplot as plt > from matplotlib.patches import FancyArrowPatch > from numpy import * > from scipy import * > > def plot_arrows(init_val, all_vals, c='k'): > plt.figure() > ax = plt.gca() > prev_val = init_val > for x, y in all_vals[1:]: > ax = plt.gca() > start_coord = prev_val > plt.scatter(start_coord[0], start_coord[1], c=c) > end_coord = (x, y) > ax.add_patch(FancyArrowPatch(start_coord, end_coord, > arrowstyle='>', edgecolor=c, > facecolor=c, mutation_scale=10)) > prev_val = end_coord > plt.scatter(all_vals[1][0], all_vals[1][1], c=c) > > points = rand(5,2) > init = [0, 0] > plot_arrows(init, points) > plt.show() > > this usually works, but sometimes when i give it a set of points (not > necessarily ones generated randomly), then it gives me the error: > > Library/Python/2.5/sitepackages/matplotlib/bezier.pyc in > split_path_inout(path, inside, tolerence, reorder_inout) > 265 > 266 if bezier_path is None: > > 267 raise ValueError("The path does not seem to intersect > with the patch") > 268 > 269 bp = zip(bezier_path[::2], bezier_path[1::2]) > > ValueError: The path does not seem to intersect with the patch > > any idea what could be causing this? it seems like any arbitrary set > of points should work here, since you can always draw an arrow between > any two points.... not sure what is the root of this error. any help > would be really appreciated. thank you. > >  > Come build with us! The BlackBerry(R) Developer Conference in SF, CA > is the only developer event you need to attend this year. Jumpstart your > developing skills, take BlackBerry mobile applications to market and stay > ahead of the curve. Join us from November 9  12, 2009. Register now! > http://p.sf.net/sfu/devconference > _______________________________________________ > Matplotlibusers mailing list > Matplotlibusers@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/matplotlibusers > 