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matplotlib Legend Markers Only Once


This should work:

legend(numpoints=1)

BTW, if you add the line

legend.numpoints     : 1      # the number of points in the legend line

to your matplotlibrc file, then this will be the new default.

[See also scatterpoints, depending on your plot.]

API: Link to API docs


I like to change my matplotlib rc parameters dynamically in every python script. To achieve this goal I simply use somthing like that at the beginning of my python files.

from pylab import *rcParams['legend.numpoints'] = 1

This will apply to all plots generated from my python file.

EDIT: For those who do not like to import pylab, the long answer is

import matplotlib as mplmpl.rcParams['legend.numpoints'] = 1


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