sherpa.astro.ui.get_fit_plot(id=None, recalc=True)

Return the data used to create the fit plot.

  • id (int or str, optional) – The data set that provides the data. If not given then the default identifier is used, as returned by get_default_id.

  • recalc (bool, optional) – If False then the results from the last call to plot_fit (or get_fit_plot) are returned, otherwise the data is re-generated.


data – An object representing the data used to create the plot by plot_fit. It contains the data from get_data_plot and get_model_plot in the dataplot and modelplot attributes.

Return type:

a sherpa.plot.FitPlot instance

See also


Return the preferences for plot_data.


Return the preferences for plot_model.


Return the default data set identifier.


Plot the data values.


Plot the model for a data set.


Create the data needed to create the “fit plot” for the default data set and display it:

>>> fplot = get_fit_plot()
>>> print(fplot)

Return the plot data for data set 2, and then use it to create a plot:

>>> f2 = get_fit_plot(2)
>>> f2.plot()

The fit plot consists of a combination of a data plot and a model plot, which are captured in the dataplot and modelplot attributes of the return value. These can be used to display the plots individually, such as:

>>> f2.dataplot.plot()
>>> f2.modelplot.plot()

or, to combine the two:

>>> f2.dataplot.plot()
>>> f2.modelplot.overplot()