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Matplotlib.pyplot.text() function in Python

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  • Last Updated : 25 Nov, 2020
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This function is used to add a text to the axes at location x, y in data coordinates.

Syntax: matplotlib.pyplot.text(x, y, s, fontdict=None, **kwargs)
parameters                                                                                           Description
x, y:float The position to place the text. By default, this is in data coordinates. The coordinate system can be changed using the transform parameter.
s :str The text.
fontdict : dict default none A dictionary to override the default text properties. If fontdict is None, the defaults are determined by rcParams.
**kwargs Text properties.

Example #1: Text on plot sheet

Python3




import matplotlib.pyplot
  
matplotlib.pyplot.text(0.5, 0.5, "Hello World!")
matplotlib.pyplot.savefig("out.png")


Output: 

Example #2: Add text to a plot

Python3




import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  
  
w = 4
h = 3
d = 70
  
plt.figure(figsize=(w, h), dpi=d)
  
x = [1, 2, 4]
x_pos = 0.5
y_pos = 3
  
plt.text(x_pos, y_pos, "text on plot")
plt.plot(x)
plt.savefig("out.png")


Output:

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