Line styles in matplotlib
I'm a big fan of matplotlib and tend to use it every time I'd like to plot something. A while ago I had a line plot with many lines and ran out of default colors. When that happens, matplotlib will reuse the previously used colors.
I used Python's itertools overcome this:
look = itertools.cycle(itertools.product(['-', '--', '.-', ':', ','], 'bgrcmykw')) look = it.imap(lambda x: string.join(x, ''), look) for item in data.items(): p.plot(item.X, item.Y, next(look), label=item.label)
I hope this little piece of code will come in handy for someone else!