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Zoom region inset axes

Example of an inset axes and a rectangle showing where the zoom is located.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

def get_demo_image():
    from matplotlib.cbook import get_sample_data
    import numpy as np
    f = get_sample_data("axes_grid/bivariate_normal.npy", asfileobj=False)
    z = np.load(f)
    # z is a numpy array of 15x15
    return z, (-3, 4, -4, 3)

fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=[5, 4])

# make data
Z, extent = get_demo_image()
Z2 = np.zeros([150, 150], dtype="d")
ny, nx = Z.shape
Z2[30:30 + ny, 30:30 + nx] = Z

ax.imshow(Z2, extent=extent, interpolation="nearest",

# inset axes....
axins = ax.inset_axes([0.5, 0.5, 0.47, 0.47])
axins.imshow(Z2, extent=extent, interpolation="nearest",
# sub region of the original image
x1, x2, y1, y2 = -1.5, -0.9, -2.5, -1.9
axins.set_xlim(x1, x2)
axins.set_ylim(y1, y2)



The use of the following functions and methods is shown in this example:

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