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# MakieCore.linesegmentsFunction.
linesegments(x, y)
linesegments(x, y, z)

Plots a line for each pair of points in (x, y, z), (x, y), or positions.

Plot type

The plot type alias for the linesegments function is LineSegments.



using CairoMakie
f = Figure()
Axis(f[1, 1])

xs = 1:0.2:10
ys = sin.(xs)

linesegments!(xs, ys)
linesegments!(xs, ys .- 1, linewidth = 5)
linesegments!(xs, ys .- 2, linewidth = 5, color = LinRange(1, 5, length(xs)))


Dealing with outline artifacts in GLMakie

In GLMakie 3D line plots can generate outline artifacts depending on the order line segments are rendered in. Currently there are a few ways to mitigate this problem, but they all come at a cost:

  • fxaa = true will disable the native anti-aliasing of line segments and use fxaa instead. This results in less detailed lines.

  • transparency = true will disable depth testing to a degree, resulting in all lines being rendered without artifacts. However with this lines will always have some level of transparency.

  • overdraw = true will disable depth testing entirely (read and write) for the plot, removing artifacts. This will however change the z-order of line segments and allow plots rendered later to show up on top of the linesegments plot.

using GLMakie
ps = rand(Point3f, 500)
cs = rand(500)
f = Figure(size = (600, 650))
Label(f[1, 1], "base", tellwidth = false)
linesegments(f[2, 1], ps, color = cs, fxaa = false)
Label(f[1, 2], "fxaa = true", tellwidth = false)
linesegments(f[2, 2], ps, color = cs, fxaa = true)
Label(f[3, 1], "transparency = true", tellwidth = false)
linesegments(f[4, 1], ps, color = cs, transparency = true)
Label(f[3, 2], "overdraw = true", tellwidth = false)
linesegments(f[4, 2], ps, color = cs, overdraw = true)



Defaults to 1.0

The alpha value of the colormap or color attribute. Multiple alphas like in plot(alpha=0.2, color=(:red, 0.5), will get multiplied.


Defaults to @inherit linecolor

The color of the line.


Defaults to @inherit colormap :viridis

Sets the colormap that is sampled for numeric colors. PlotUtils.cgrad(...), Makie.Reverse(any_colormap) can be used as well, or any symbol from ColorBrewer or PlotUtils. To see all available color gradients, you can call Makie.available_gradients().


Defaults to automatic

The values representing the start and end points of colormap.


Defaults to identity

The color transform function. Can be any function, but only works well together with Colorbar for identity, log, log2, log10, sqrt, logit, Makie.pseudolog10 and Makie.Symlog10.


Defaults to [:color]

Sets which attributes to cycle when creating multiple plots.


Defaults to 0.0

adjusts the depth value of a plot after all other transformations, i.e. in clip space, where 0 <= depth <= 1. This only applies to GLMakie and WGLMakie and can be used to adjust render order (like a tunable overdraw).


Defaults to false

adjusts whether the plot is rendered with fxaa (anti-aliasing, GLMakie only).


Defaults to automatic

The color for any value above the colorrange.


Defaults to true

sets whether this plot should be seen by DataInspector.


Defaults to automatic

Sets a callback function (inspector, plot) -> ... for cleaning up custom indicators in DataInspector.


Defaults to automatic

Sets a callback function (inspector, plot, index) -> ... which replaces the default show_data methods.


Defaults to automatic

Sets a callback function (plot, index, position) -> string which replaces the default label generated by DataInspector.


Defaults to @inherit linecap

Sets the type of linecap used, i.e. :butt (flat with no extrusion), :square (flat with 1 linewidth extrusion) or :round.


Defaults to nothing

Sets the dash pattern of the line. Options are :solid (equivalent to nothing), :dot, :dash, :dashdot and :dashdotdot. These can also be given in a tuple with a gap style modifier, either :normal, :dense or :loose. For example, (:dot, :loose) or (:dashdot, :dense).

For custom patterns have a look at Makie.Linestyle.


Defaults to @inherit linewidth

Sets the width of the line in pixel units


Defaults to automatic

The color for any value below the colorrange.


Defaults to automatic

Sets a model matrix for the plot. This overrides adjustments made with translate!, rotate! and scale!.


Defaults to :transparent

The color for NaN values.


Defaults to false

Controls if the plot will draw over other plots. This specifically means ignoring depth checks in GL backends


Defaults to :data

sets the transformation space for box encompassing the plot. See Makie.spaces() for possible inputs.


Defaults to false

Adjusts whether the plot is rendered with ssao (screen space ambient occlusion). Note that this only makes sense in 3D plots and is only applicable with fxaa = true.


Defaults to automatic

No docs available.


Defaults to false

Adjusts how the plot deals with transparency. In GLMakie transparency = true results in using Order Independent Transparency.


Defaults to true

Controls whether the plot will be rendered or not.