# get_data_plot_prefs¶

sherpa.astro.ui.get_data_plot_prefs()

Return the preferences for plot_data.

Returns: prefs – Changing the values of this dictionary will change any new data plots. This dictionary will be empty if no plot backend is available. dict

plot_data()
Plot the data values.
set_xlinear()
New plots will display a linear X axis.
set_xlog()
New plots will display a logarithmically-scaled X axis.
set_ylinear()
New plots will display a linear Y axis.
set_ylog()
New plots will display a logarithmically-scaled Y axis.

Notes

The meaning of the fields depend on the chosen plot backend. A value of None means to use the default value for that attribute, unless indicated otherwise. These preferences are used by the following commands: plot_data, plot_bkg, plot_ratio, and the “fit” variants, such as plot_fit, plot_fit_resid, and plot_bkg_fit.

The following preferences are recognized by the matplotlib backend:

barsabove
The barsabove argument for the matplotlib errorbar function.
capsize
The capsize argument for the matplotlib errorbar function.
color
The color to use (will be over-ridden by more-specific options below). The default is None.
ecolor
The color to draw error bars. The default is None.
linecolor
What color to use for the line connecting the data points. The default is None.
linestyle
How should the line connecting the data points be drawn. The default is ‘None’, which means no line is drawn.
marker
What style is used for the symbols. The default is '.' which indicates a point.
markerfacecolor
What color to draw the symbol representing the data points. The default is None.
markersize
What size is the symbol drawn. The default is None.
ratioline
Should a horizontal line be drawn at y=1? The default is False.
xaxis
The default is False
xerrorbars
Should error bars be drawn for the X axis. The default is False.
xlog
Should the X axis be drawn with a logarithmic scale? The default is False. This field can also be changed with the set_xlog and set_xlinear functions.
yerrorbars
Should error bars be drawn for the Y axis. The default is True.
ylog
Should the Y axis be drawn with a logarithmic scale? The default is False. This field can also be changed with the set_ylog and set_ylinear functions.

Examples

After these commands, any data plot will use a green symbol and not display Y error bars.

>>> prefs = get_data_plot_prefs()
>>> prefs['color'] = 'green'
>>> prefs['yerrorbars'] = False