Increasing the space for X-axis labels in Matplotlib

To increase the space for X-axis labels in Matplotlib, we can use the spacing variable in subplots_adjust() method's argument.


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

  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure using figure() method.

  • Create x and y data points using numpy.

  • Plot x and y using plot() method.

  • Put xlabel using xlabel() method with LaTex expression.

  • Use subplots_adjust() method to increase or decrease the space for X-axis labels

  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
fig = plt.figure()
x = np.linspace(-2, 2, 10)
y = np.exp(x)
plt.plot(x, y)
spacing = 0.100