How to change the font size of scientific notation in Matplotlib?

To change the fontsize of scientific notation in matplotlib, we can take the following steps −

  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.

  • Make a list of x and y values.

  • Plot x and y data points using plot() method.

  • To change the font size of scientific notation, we can use style="sci" class by name.

  • 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

x = [10000, 20000, 300000, 34, 1, 10000]
y = [1, 2, 0, 4, 1, 5]

plt.plot(x, y, color='red')
plt.ticklabel_format(axis="x", style="sci", scilimits=(0, 0))


Updated on: 03-Jun-2021

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