Save Plot as SVG File in Matplotlib

Save Plot as SVG File in Matplotlib

  1. Generate Data to Create Plots in Matplotlib
  2. Use the savefig Function to Save Plot as SVG File in Matplotlib

This tutorial teaches you to save figures as Scalable Vector Graphics or SVG.

Generate Data to Create Plots in Matplotlib

Before working with plots, we need to set up our script to work with the library. So we start by importing Matplotlib.

Furthermore, we load the randrange function from the random module to quickly generate some data. Keep in mind that it will look different for you.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from random import randrange

data_1 = [randrange(0, 10) for _ in range(0, 10)]

plt.plot(data_1)

Use the savefig Function to Save Plot as SVG File in Matplotlib

It is easy to save a plot as an SVG file. Just call the savefig function in the following way.

plt.savefig('plot.svg', format='svg')

After running the code, the figure will be saved to the current directory, which will be scalable.

Complete code:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from random import randrange

data_1 = [randrange(0, 10) for _ in range(0, 10)]

plt.plot(data_1)

plt.savefig('plot.svg', format='svg')
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