Adjust the width of box in boxplot in Python Matplotlib

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To adjust the width of box in boxplot in Python matplotlib, we can use width in the boxplot() method.


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Make a Pandas dataframe, i.e., two-dimensional, size-mutable, potentially heterogeneous tabular data.
  • Make a box and whisker plot, using boxplot() method with width tuple to adjust the box in boxplot.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

data = pd.DataFrame({"Box1": np.random.rand(10), "Box2": np.random.rand(10)})
ax = plt.boxplot(data, widths=(0.25, 0.5))


Updated on 03-Aug-2021 12:14:33