What is the difference between importing matplotlib and matplotlib.pyplot?

When we import matplotlib, we are importing all its libraries, whereas importing matplotlib.pyplot only imports pyplot's properties.


  • Import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

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

  • Create x and y data points using numpy.

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

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


import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

x = np.random.rand(10)
y = np.random.rand(10)

plt.plot(x, y)



Updated on: 10-Aug-2021

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