How do I change the font size of ticks of matplotlib.pyplot.colorbar.ColorbarBase?

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To change the font size of ticks of a colorbar, we can take the following steps−

  • Create a random data set of 5☓5 dimension.
  • Display the data as an image, i.e., on a 2D regular raster.
  • Create a colorbar with a scalar mappable object image.
  • Initialize a variable for fontsize to change the tick size of the colorbar.
  • Use axis tick_params() method to set the tick size of the colorbar.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.00, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
data = np.random.rand(5, 5)
im = plt.imshow(data, interpolation="nearest", cmap="copper")
cbar = plt.colorbar(im)
tick_font_size = 10


Updated on 15-May-2021 12:31:08