How to change the default path for "save the figure" in Matplotlib?

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To change the default path for "save the figure", we can use rcParams[""] to set the directory path.


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Create random data using numpy.
  • Use imshow() method. Display the data as an image, i.e., on a 2D regular raster.
  • Save the figure using plt.savefig() method.


import os
import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

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

dir_name = "C:/Windows/Temp/"

plt.rcParams[""] = os.chdir(os.path.dirname(dir_name))
data = np.random.rand(5, 5)

plt.imshow(data, cmap="copper")



When we execute the code, it will save the following plot as "img.png" in the specified path: " C:/Windows/Temp/"

Updated on 17-Jun-2021 12:06:03