Sometimes I use a dark theme in notebooks, email, and slack to reduce eyestrain. I’m probably not the only one who needs this mode to get through the day. A common problem is that some plots don’t show up right. This is accessibility issue which is is very easy to fix.
Seen against a white background
The problem is that the default image format output by matplotlib is a png with no background color fill outside the axis.
There are a few ways to fix this:
Option #1, Make the background color be white
#Include the following in your import lines import matplotlib.pyplot as plt plt.rcParams['figure.facecolor']='w' plt.rcParams['savefig.facecolor']='w'
Fix #2, Change the default output format from png
%matplotlib inline import matplotlib.pyplot as plt from IPython.display import set_matplotlib_formats set_matplotlib_formats('jpg')
Fix #3, Take a screen shot!
This is what I do. Select area to clipboard, paste into whatever. Guaranteed WYSIWYG.
- Mac: CMD-Ctrl-Shift-4
- Windows: Windows-Shift-S
- Ubuntu: Ctrl-Shift-Prtscr (Requires full keyboard. Smaller keyboards can be done by remapping the key.)