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matplotlib/matplotlib: REL: v3.7.0

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

Highlights of this release include:

  • Plotting and Annotation improvements
    • hatch parameter for pie
    • Polar plot errors drawn in polar coordinates
    • Additional format string options in ~matplotlib.axes.Axes.bar_label
    • ellipse boxstyle option for annotations
    • The extent of imshow can now be expressed with units
    • Reversed order of legend entries
    • pcolormesh accepts RGB(A) colors
    • View current appearance settings for ticks, tick labels, and gridlines
    • Style files can be imported from third-party packages
  • Improvements to 3D Plotting
    • 3D plot pan and zoom buttons
    • adjustable keyword argument for setting equal aspect ratios in 3D
    • Poly3DCollection supports shading
    • rcParam for 3D pane color
  • Figure and Axes Layout
    • colorbar now has a location keyword argument
    • Figure legends can be placed outside figures using constrained_layout
    • Per-subplot keyword arguments in subplot_mosaic
    • subplot_mosaic no longer provisional
  • Widget Improvements
    • Custom styling of button widgets
    • Blitting in Button widgets
  • Other Improvements
    • Source links can be shown or hidden for each Sphinx plot directive
    • Figure hooks
  • New & Improved Narrative Documentation
    • Brand new :doc:Animations </tutorials/introductory/animation_tutorial> tutorial.
    • New grouped and stacked bar chart <../../gallery/index.html#lines_bars_and_markers>_ examples.
    • New section for new contributors and reorganized git instructions in the :ref:contributing guide<contributing>.
    • Restructured :doc:/tutorials/text/annotations tutorial.
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