# get_model_contour_prefs¶

sherpa.astro.ui.get_model_contour_prefs()

Return the preferences for contour_model.

Returns: prefs – Changing the values of this dictionary will change any new contour plots. dict

contour_model()
Contour the values of the model, including any PSF.

Notes

The meaning of the fields depend on the chosen plot backend. A value of None (or not set) means to use the default value for that attribute, unless indicated otherwise.

color
The color to draw the contours. The default is red.
style
How to draw the contours. The default is None.
thickness
What thickness of line to draw the contours. The default is 3.
xlog
Should the X axis be drawn with a logarithmic scale? The default is False.
ylog
Should the Y axis be drawn with a logarithmic scale? The default is False.

Examples

Change the contours for the model to be drawn in ‘orange’:

>>> prefs = get_model_contour_prefs()
>>> prefs['color'] = 'orange'
>>> contour_data()
>>> contour_model(overcontour=True)