Changing the background color of a donut plot


This post aims to show how to change the background color of a donut plot using matplotlib.

In order to change the background color, you should create a figure with figure() function and set the color with patch.set_facecolor() before creating your pie plot.

# library
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
 
# Data
names = 'groupA', 'groupB', 'groupC', 'groupD',
size = [12,11,3,30]
 
# create a figure and set different background
fig = plt.figure()
fig.patch.set_facecolor('black')
 
# Change color of text
plt.rcParams['text.color'] = 'white'
 
# Create a circle at the center of the plot
my_circle=plt.Circle( (0,0), 0.7, color='black')
 
# Pieplot + circle on it
plt.pie(size, labels=names)
p=plt.gcf()
p.gca().add_artist(my_circle)
plt.show()

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