class PlotStyle[source]#

A stylesheet for BasePlotter and BaseDrawer.

This style class is used by BasePlotter and BaseDrawer. The default style for Qiskit Experiments is defined in default_style(). Style parameters are stored as dictionary entries, grouped by graphics or figure component. For example, style parameters relating to textboxes have the prefix textbox_. For default style parameter names and their values, see the default_style() method.


# Create custom style
custom_style = PlotStyle(
        "legend_loc": "upper right",
        "textbox_rel_pos": (1, 1),
        "textbox_text_size": 14,

# Create full style instance by combining with default style.
full_style = PlotStyle.merge(PlotStyle.default_style(), custom_style)

## Query style parameters
# Returns "upper right"
# Returns the value provided in ``PlotStyle.default_style()``


__getitem__(key, /)#

Return self[key].


Return len(self).

clear() None.  Remove all items from D.#
copy() a shallow copy of D#
classmethod default_style()[source]#

The default style across Qiskit Experiments.

The following is a description of the default style parameters are what they are used for.

Style Parameters:
  • figsize (Tuple[int,int]) – The size of the figure (width, height), in inches.

  • legend_loc (Optional[str]) – The location of the legend in axis coordinates. If None, location is automatically determined by the drawer.

  • tick_label_size (int) – The font size for tick labels.

  • axis_label_size (int) – The font size for axis labels.

  • symbol_size (float) – The size of symbols for points/markers, proportional to the area of the drawn graphic.

  • errorbar_capsize (float) – The size of end-caps for error-bars.

  • textbox_rel_pos (Tuple[float,float]) – The relative position (horizontal, vertical) of textboxes, as a percentage of the canvas dimensions.

  • textbox_text_size (int) – The font size for textboxes.


The default plot style used by Qiskit Experiments.

Return type:


fromkeys(value=None, /)#

Create a new dictionary with keys from iterable and values set to value.

get(key, default=None, /)#

Return the value for key if key is in the dictionary, else default.

items() a set-like object providing a view on D's items#
keys() a set-like object providing a view on D's keys#
classmethod merge(style1, style2)[source]#

Merge style2 into style1 as a new PlotStyle instance.

This method merges an additional style style2 into a base instance style1, returning the merged style instance instead of modifying the inputs.

  • style1 (PlotStyle) – Base PlotStyle instance.

  • style2 (PlotStyle) – Additional PlotStyle instance.


Merged style instance.

Return type:


pop(k[, d]) v, remove specified key and return the corresponding value.#

If the key is not found, return the default if given; otherwise, raise a KeyError.


Remove and return a (key, value) pair as a 2-tuple.

Pairs are returned in LIFO (last-in, first-out) order. Raises KeyError if the dict is empty.

setdefault(key, default=None, /)#

Insert key with a value of default if key is not in the dictionary.

Return the value for key if key is in the dictionary, else default.

update([E, ]**F) None.  Update D from dict/iterable E and F.#

If E is present and has a .keys() method, then does: for k in E: D[k] = E[k] If E is present and lacks a .keys() method, then does: for k, v in E: D[k] = v In either case, this is followed by: for k in F: D[k] = F[k]

values() an object providing a view on D's values#