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# Setting plot background in Seaborn

schedule Aug 12, 2023
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# Basic Solution

To set the plot background in Seaborn:

``` import seaborn as snssns.set(rc={'axes.facecolor':'yellow', 'figure.facecolor':'red'})fig, ax = plt.subplots() ```

This gives us the following plot:

# Using Hex and RGB

To specify colors using HEX and RGB:

``` import seaborn as sns# #0000FF is bluesns.set(rc={'axes.facecolor':'#0000FF', 'figure.facecolor':(1.0,0.47,0.42,1)})fig, ax = plt.subplots() ```

Note that the RGB is scaled to a floating value from 0 to 1.

This gives us the following:

# Setting transparent background

To set a transparent background you could use the RGBA tuple `(0,0,0,0)`, where the last `0` represents an opacity of `0`.

``` import seaborn as snssns.set(rc={'axes.facecolor':'#0000FF', 'figure.facecolor':(0,0,0,0)})fig, ax = plt.subplots() ```

This gives us the following:

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