Wrapping long Y labels in Matplotlib tight layout using setp

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To wrap long Y label in matplotlib tight layput using setp, we can take the following steps−

  • Create a list of a long strings.
  • Create a tuple of 3 values.
  • Create a figure and add a set of subplots.
  • Limit the Y-axis ticks using ylim() method.
  • Make a horizontal bar plot, using barh() method.
  • Use yticks() method to ticks the yticks.
  • Use setp() method to set a property on an artist object.
  • Use tight_layout() method to adjust the padding between and around subplots.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.00, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
labels = (
   'label1 label1 label1 label1 label1 label1 label 1',
   'label2 label2 label2 label2 label2 label2 label 2',
   'label3 label3 label3 label3 label3 label3 label 3')
values = (10, 15, 12)
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
plt.ylim((0, 20))
for i in np.arange(3):
plt.barh(10 * i, values[i])
plt.yticks(10 * np.arange(3))


Published on 06-May-2021 13:39:24