How to align rows in a Matplotlib legend with 2 columns?

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To align rows in a matplotlib legend with 2 columns, we can take the following steps

  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Using plot() method, plot lines with the labels line1, line2 and line3.
  • Place a legend on the figure with two columns. Use ncol=2.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
plt.plot([1, 2, 3], label="line1")
plt.plot([3, 2, 1], label="line2")
plt.plot([2, 3, 1], label="line3")
plt.legend(ncol=2, loc="upper right")


Published on 01-Jun-2021 11:58:11