Monday 26 November 2018

Dashed line in pysvg

I recently wrote a blog post on using pysvg to make a picture of chromsomes.

Now I wanted to figure out how to make a dashed line using pysvg.

The library seems to be missing a dedicated function for this, but I was able to do it with:

# define the dashed line style
    linestyle_dict = {'stroke-width':2, 'stroke':'black','stroke-dasharray': "5, 5"}
    linestyle =
    myline = shape_builder.createLine(0,0,300,300)

If you want to change the lengths of the dashes you can change for example 'stroke-dasharray': "5, 5" to 'stroke-dasharray': "10, 10".

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