In Mathematica 12 I can use ListPlot to visualize uncertainty of tabulated data as bands. For example:

    Table[{i, Around[Sin[i], 0.1 + 0.1 Cos[i]]}, {i, 0, 10, 1.0}],
    PlotStyle -> Directive[Red],
    IntervalMarkers -> "Bands",
    IntervalMarkersStyle -> Directive[Orange, Dashed],
    Joined -> True,
    InterpolationOrder -> 3]

How can I control the filling color separately from the style of band border lines?

For example, I would like to make the dashed lines magenta, while keeping the band orange.

Another example: make dashed lines actually invisible (not just of the same color), but keep semi-transparent orange band. This is useful to visualize overlapping semi-transparent bands.

IntervalMarkersStyle has structured styling options, but they do not seem to work with IntervalMarkers -> "Bands"


1 Answer 1


For "Bands", you can use FaceForm to style fillings. So, using

IntervalMarkersStyle -> Directive[Magenta,Thick, Dashed, FaceForm[Opacity[.3, Green]]]

we get

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Update: To make the edges transparent, you can use

 IntervalMarkersStyle -> Directive["LineOpacity" -> 0, FaceForm[Opacity[.3, Green]]]

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Additional undocumented directives that you can combine:

IntervalMarkersStyle -> Directive[
   "LineOpacity" -> .5,
   "LineColor" -> Blue,
   "Thickness" -> .01,
   "Dashing" -> Large,
   "FrontFaceColor" -> Yellow,
   "FrontFaceOpacity" -> .5 ]

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! The undocumented directives provide exactly the customizations I was looking for. $\endgroup$
    – Ray Shadow
    Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 10:38

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