Scatter plot colorbar – Matplotlib

You’re passing in specific rgb values, so matplotlib can’t construct a colormap, because it doesn’t know how it relates to your original data.

Instead of mapping the values to RGB colors, let scatter handle that for you.

Instead of:

# Mapping the values to RGBA colors
data =[x_data, y_data])

pts = plt.scatter(x_data, y_data, marker='s', color=data)


pts = plt.scatter(x_data, y_data, marker='s', c=data[x_data, y_data])

(Just pass in to c what you were originally passing into

Then you’ll be able to construct a colormap normally. The specific error is telling you that the colors have been manually set, rather than set through set_array (which handles mapping an array of data values to RGB).

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