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"""
Demo of spines offset from the axes (a.k.a. "dropped spines").
"""
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


fig, ax = plt.subplots()

image = np.random.uniform(size=(10, 10))
ax.imshow(image, cmap=plt.cm.gray, interpolation='nearest')
ax.set_title('dropped spines')

# Move left and bottom spines outward by 10 points
ax.spines['left'].set_position(('outward', 10))
ax.spines['bottom'].set_position(('outward', 10))
# 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()

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