.. _ticks_and_spines-spines_demo_bounds: ticks_and_spines example code: spines_demo_bounds.py ==================================================== .. plot:: /home/tcaswell/source/p/matplotlib/doc/mpl_examples/ticks_and_spines/spines_demo_bounds.py :: """ Demo of spines using custom bounds to limit the extent of the spine. """ import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt x = np.linspace(0, 2*np.pi, 50) y = np.sin(x) y2 = y + 0.1 * np.random.normal(size=x.shape) fig, ax = plt.subplots() ax.plot(x, y, 'k--') ax.plot(x, y2, 'ro') # set ticks and tick labels ax.set_xlim((0, 2*np.pi)) ax.set_xticks([0, np.pi, 2*np.pi]) ax.set_xticklabels(['0', '$\pi$', '2$\pi$']) ax.set_ylim((-1.5, 1.5)) ax.set_yticks([-1, 0, 1]) # Only draw spine between the y-ticks ax.spines['left'].set_bounds(-1, 1) # Hide the right and top spines ax.spines['right'].set_visible(False) ax.spines['top'].set_visible(False) # Only show ticks on the left and bottom spines ax.yaxis.set_ticks_position('left') ax.xaxis.set_ticks_position('bottom') plt.show() Keywords: python, matplotlib, pylab, example, codex (see :ref:how-to-search-examples)