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Changing the marker size of scatter plots in Matplotlib

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Constant size

To change the size of all markers in Matplotlib, specify the s argument in plt.scatter(~):

x = [1,2,4]
y = [3,3,3]
plt.scatter(x, y, s=100)
plt.show()

This produces the following output:

Variable size

To vary the size of individual markers, pass in an array instead:

x = [1,2,4]
y = [3,3,3]
sizes = [5,50,500]
plt.scatter(x, y, s=sizes)
plt.xlim(0,5)
plt.show()

The output is as follows:

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