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matplotlib/matplotlib: REL: v3.3.0

Thomas A Caswell; Michael Droettboom; Antony Lee; John Hunter; Eric Firing; Elliott Sales de Andrade; Tim Hoffmann; David Stansby; Jody Klymak; Nelle Varoquaux; Jens Hedegaard Nielsen; Benjamin Root; Ryan May; Phil Elson; Darren Dale; Jae-Joon Lee; Jouni K. Seppänen; Damon McDougall; Andrew Straw; Paul Hobson; Christoph Gohlke; Tony S Yu; Eric Ma; Adrien F. Vincent; Steven Silvester; Charlie Moad; Nikita Kniazev; hannah; Elan Ernest; Paul Ivanov

Highlights of this release include:

  • Provisional API for composing semantic axes layouts from text or nested lists
  • New Axes.sharex, Axes.sharey methods
  • Turbo colormap
  • colors.BoundaryNorm supports extend keyword argument
  • Text color for legend labels
  • Pcolor and Pcolormesh now accept shading='nearest' and 'auto'
  • Allow tick formatters to be set with str or function inputs
  • New Axes.axline method
  • Dates use a modern epoch
  • Improved font weight detection
  • Axes3D no longer distorts the 3D plot to match the 2D aspect ratio
  • More consistent toolbar behavior across backends
  • Toolbar icons are now styled for dark themes
  • Cursor text now uses a number of significant digits matching pointing precision
  • Functions to compute a Path's size
  • savefig() gained a backend keyword argument
  • Saving SVG now supports adding metadata
  • Saving PDF metadata via PGF now consistent with PDF backend
  • NbAgg and WebAgg no longer use jQuery & jQuery UI

For the full details please see the What's New and API changes in the documentation.

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