How to remove whitespaces at the bottom of a Matplotlib graph?

To remove whitespaces at the bottom of a Matplotlib graph, we can use tight layout or autoscale_on=False.


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

  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure.

  • Add an 'ax' to the figure as part of a subplot arrangement.

  • Plot a list of data points using plot() 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

fig = plt.figure()

ax = fig.add_subplot(111, autoscale_on=False, xlim=(1, 5), ylim=(0, 10))
ax.plot([2, 5, 1, 2, 0, 7])


Updated on: 23-Sep-2021

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