# How to increase the size of scatter points in matplotlib ?

Published: April 05, 2019

Examples of how to increase the size of scatter points in matplotlib:

### Increase the size of all points

To increase the size of scatter points, a solution is to use the option "s" from the function scatter(), example

````import matplotlib.pyplot as plt`

`x = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]`
`y = [4,1,3,6,1,3,5,2]`

`plt.scatter(x,y,s=400,c='lightblue')`

`plt.title('Nuage de points avec Matplotlib')`
`plt.xlabel('x')`
`plt.ylabel('y')`
`plt.savefig('ScatterPlot_07.png')`
`plt.show()`
```

### Points with different size

To plot points with different size, a solution is to provide a list of size (or an array) to "s". Note that the list must be of the same size that the input data:

````import matplotlib.pyplot as plt`

`x = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]`
`y = [4,1,3,6,1,3,5,2]`
`size = [100,500,100,500,100,500,100,500]`

`plt.scatter(x,y,s=size)`

`plt.title('Nuage de points avec Matplotlib')`
`plt.xlabel('x')`
`plt.ylabel('y')`
`plt.savefig('ScatterPlot_06.png')`
`plt.show()`
```

### Combining several scatter plots

Another solution is to combine multiple scatter plots:

````import matplotlib.pyplot as plt`

`x = [1,2,3,4]`
`y = [4,1,3,6]`

`plt.scatter(x, y, s=100, c='coral')`

`x = [5,6,7,8]`
`y = [1,3,5,2]`
`size = [100,500,100,500]`

`plt.scatter(x, y, s=500, c='lightblue')`

`plt.title('Nuage de points avec Matplotlib')`
`plt.xlabel('x')`
`plt.ylabel('y')`
`plt.savefig('ScatterPlot_08.png')`
`plt.show()`
```