How to label a line in Matplotlib (Python)?

To label a line in matplotlib, we can use label in the argument of plot() method,


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Plot with label="line1" using plot() method.
  • Plot with label="line2" using plot() method.
  • To place a legend on the figure, use legend() method.
  • 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
line1, = plt.plot([1, 2, 3], label="line1")
line2, = plt.plot([3, 2, 1], label="line2")
leg = plt.legend(loc='upper center')


Updated on: 25-Aug-2023

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