How to show tick labels on top of a matplotlib plot?

To show tick labels on top of a matplotlib plot, we can use the set_tick_params() method with labeltop=True.


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Create a figure and a set of subplots.
  • Show the tick labels at the top of the plot. Use set_tick_parama() with labeltop=True.
  • Hide the tick labels of the bottom axis of plot. Use set_tick_parama() with labeltop=False.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

# Set the figure size
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.00, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

# Create subplots
fig, ax = plt.subplots(1, 1)

# Show the tick labels

# Hide the tick labels


It will produce the following output

Updated on: 22-Sep-2021

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