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Axes DemoΒΆ

Example use of plt.axes to create inset axes within the main plot axes.

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import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

# Fixing random state for reproducibility
np.random.seed(19680801)


# create some data to use for the plot
dt = 0.001
t = np.arange(0.0, 10.0, dt)
r = np.exp(-t[:1000] / 0.05)  # impulse response
x = np.random.randn(len(t))
s = np.convolve(x, r)[:len(x)] * dt  # colored noise

# the main axes is subplot(111) by default
plt.plot(t, s)
plt.axis([0, 1, 1.1 * np.min(s), 2 * np.max(s)])
plt.xlabel('time (s)')
plt.ylabel('current (nA)')
plt.title('Gaussian colored noise')

# this is an inset axes over the main axes
a = plt.axes([.65, .6, .2, .2], facecolor='k')
n, bins, patches = plt.hist(s, 400, normed=1)
plt.title('Probability')
plt.xticks([])
plt.yticks([])

# this is another inset axes over the main axes
a = plt.axes([0.2, 0.6, .2, .2], facecolor='k')
plt.plot(t[:len(r)], r)
plt.title('Impulse response')
plt.xlim(0, 0.2)
plt.xticks([])
plt.yticks([])

plt.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.197 seconds)

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