You can use arbitrarily bad fontsΒΆ

Any fonts that LaTeX or matplotlib supports can be used. Do not take this example as any kind of implied recommendation unless you plan on announcing a huge discovery!

import daft
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

# ff = "comic sans ms"
# ff = "impact"
ff = "times new roman"
plt.rcParams["font.family"] = ff

pgm = daft.PGM(aspect=2.1, dpi=150)
pgm.add_node("confused", r"confused", 3.0, 3.0)
pgm.add_node("ugly", r"ugly font", 3.0, 2.0, observed=True)
pgm.add_node("bad", r"bad talk", 5.0, 2.0, observed=True)
pgm.add_edge("confused", "ugly")
pgm.add_edge("ugly", "bad")
pgm.add_edge("confused", "bad")

pgm.render()
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../../_images/badfont_2_1.png