Changing Matplotlib subplot size/position after axes creation

MatplotlibPythonData Visualization

To change subplot size or position after axes creation, we can take the following steps−

  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure using figure() method.
  • Add an '~.axes.Axes' to the figure as part of a subplot arrangement using add_subplot() method.
  • A grid layout to place subplots within a figure using GridSpec() class.
  • Set the position of the grid specs.
  • Set the subplotspec instance.
  • Add an '~.axes.Axes' to the figure as part of a subplot arrangement using add_subplot() method, with gridspec instance.
  • Adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.

Example

from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
from matplotlib import gridspec as gridspec
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.00, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
gs = gridspec.GridSpec(3, 1)
ax.set_position(gs[0:2].get_position(fig))
ax.set_subplotspec(gs[0:2])
fig.add_subplot(gs[2])
fig.tight_layout()
plt.show()

Output

raja
Published on 15-May-2021 12:06:47
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