time_support

astropy.visualization.time_support(\*, scale=None, format=None, simplify=True)[source]

Enable support for plotting astropy.time.Time instances in matplotlib.

May be (optionally) used with a with statement.

>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> from astropy import units as u
>>> from astropy import visualization
>>> with visualization.time_support():  
...     plt.figure()
...     plt.plot(Time(['2016-03-22T12:30:31', '2016-03-22T12:30:38', '2016-03-22T12:34:40']))
...     plt.draw()
Parameters
scalestr, optional

The time scale to use for the times on the axis. If not specified, the scale of the first Time object passed to Matplotlib is used.

formatstr, optional

The time format to use for the times on the axis. If not specified, the format of the first Time object passed to Matplotlib is used.

simplifybool, optional

If possible, simplify labels, e.g. by removing 00:00:00.000 times from ISO strings if all labels fall on that time.