.. _pylab_examples-subplots_demo: pylab_examples example code: subplots_demo.py ============================================= .. plot:: /home/mdboom/Work/builds/matplotlib/doc/mpl_examples/pylab_examples/subplots_demo.py :: """Examples illustrating the use of plt.subplots(). This function creates a figure and a grid of subplots with a single call, while providing reasonable control over how the individual plots are created. For very refined tuning of subplot creation, you can still use add_subplot() directly on a new figure. """ import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import numpy as np # Simple data to display in various forms x = np.linspace(0, 2 * np.pi, 400) y = np.sin(x ** 2) plt.close('all') # Just a figure and one subplot f, ax = plt.subplots() ax.plot(x, y) ax.set_title('Simple plot') # Two subplots, the axes array is 1-d f, axarr = plt.subplots(2, sharex=True) axarr[0].plot(x, y) axarr[0].set_title('Sharing X axis') axarr[1].scatter(x, y) # Two subplots, unpack the axes array immediately f, (ax1, ax2) = plt.subplots(1, 2, sharey=True) ax1.plot(x, y) ax1.set_title('Sharing Y axis') ax2.scatter(x, y) # Three subplots sharing both x/y axes f, (ax1, ax2, ax3) = plt.subplots(3, sharex=True, sharey=True) ax1.plot(x, y) ax1.set_title('Sharing both axes') ax2.scatter(x, y) ax3.scatter(x, 2 * y ** 2 - 1, color='r') # Fine-tune figure; make subplots close to each other and hide x ticks for # all but bottom plot. f.subplots_adjust(hspace=0) plt.setp([a.get_xticklabels() for a in f.axes[:-1]], visible=False) # row and column sharing f, ((ax1, ax2), (ax3, ax4)) = plt.subplots(2, 2, sharex='col', sharey='row') ax1.plot(x, y) ax1.set_title('Sharing x per column, y per row') ax2.scatter(x, y) ax3.scatter(x, 2 * y ** 2 - 1, color='r') ax4.plot(x, 2 * y ** 2 - 1, color='r') # Four axes, returned as a 2-d array f, axarr = plt.subplots(2, 2) axarr[0, 0].plot(x, y) axarr[0, 0].set_title('Axis [0,0]') axarr[0, 1].scatter(x, y) axarr[0, 1].set_title('Axis [0,1]') axarr[1, 0].plot(x, y ** 2) axarr[1, 0].set_title('Axis [1,0]') axarr[1, 1].scatter(x, y ** 2) axarr[1, 1].set_title('Axis [1,1]') # Fine-tune figure; hide x ticks for top plots and y ticks for right plots plt.setp([a.get_xticklabels() for a in axarr[0, :]], visible=False) plt.setp([a.get_yticklabels() for a in axarr[:, 1]], visible=False) # Four polar axes plt.subplots(2, 2, subplot_kw=dict(polar=True)) plt.show() Keywords: python, matplotlib, pylab, example, codex (see :ref:`how-to-search-examples`)