Importing galpy.util.bovy_plot (or having it be imported by other galpy routines) with seaborn installed will change the seaborn plot style. If you don’t like this, call import seaborn; seaborn.set_style('darkgrid') (or similar for other styles) after importing galpy.util.bovy_plot.

Various plotting routines:

galpy also contains a new matplotlib projection 'galpolar' that can be used when working with older versions of matplotlib like 'polar' to create a polar plot in which the azimuth increases clockwise (like when looking at the Milky Way from the north Galactic pole). In newer versions of matplotlib, this does not work, but the 'polar' projection now supports clockwise azimuths by doing, e.g.,

>>> ax= pyplot.subplot(111,projection='polar')
>>> ax.set_theta_direction(-1)