class mpl_toolkits.axisartist.axislines.Axes(*args, grid_helper=None, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: matplotlib.axes._axes.Axes

Build an axes in a figure.


The axes is build in the Figure fig.

rect[left, bottom, width, height]

The axes is build in the rectangle rect. rect is in Figure coordinates.

sharex, shareyAxes, optional

The x or y axis is shared with the x or y axis in the input Axes.

frameonbool, optional

True means that the axes frame is visible.


Other optional keyword arguments:

Property Description
adjustable {'box', 'datalim'}
agg_filter a filter function, which takes a (m, n, 3) float array and a dpi value, and returns a (m, n, 3) array
alpha float or None
anchor 2-tuple of floats or {'C', 'SW', 'S', 'SE', ...}
animated bool
aspect {'auto', 'equal'} or num
autoscale_on bool
autoscalex_on bool
autoscaley_on bool
axes_locator Callable[[Axes, Renderer], Bbox]
axisbelow bool or 'line'
clip_box Bbox
clip_on bool
clip_path Patch or (Path, Transform) or None
contains callable
facecolor color
fc color
figure Figure
frame_on bool
gid str
in_layout bool
label object
navigate bool
navigate_mode unknown
path_effects AbstractPathEffect
picker None or bool or float or callable
position [left, bottom, width, height] or Bbox
prop_cycle unknown
rasterization_zorder float or None
rasterized bool or None
sketch_params (scale: float, length: float, randomness: float)
snap bool or None
title str
transform Transform
url str
visible bool
xbound unknown
xlabel str
xlim (bottom: float, top: float)
xmargin float greater than -0.5
xscale {"linear", "log", "symlog", "logit", ...}
xticklabels List[str]
xticks unknown
ybound unknown
ylabel str
ylim (bottom: float, top: float)
ymargin float greater than -0.5
yscale {"linear", "log", "symlog", "logit", ...}
yticklabels List[str]
yticks unknown
zorder float

The new Axes object.

class AxisDict(**kwargs)[source]

Bases: dict



Deprecated since version 3.1:

property axis

Convenience method to get or set some axis properties.

Call signatures:

xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax = axis()
xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax = axis([xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax])
xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax = axis(option)
xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax = axis(**kwargs)
xmin, xmax, ymin, ymaxfloat, optional

The axis limits to be set. This can also be achieved using

ax.set(xlim=(xmin, xmax), ylim=(ymin, ymax))
optionbool or str

If a bool, turns axis lines and labels on or off. If a string, possible values are:

Value Description
'on' Turn on axis lines and labels. Same as True.
'off' Turn off axis lines and labels. Same as False.
'equal' Set equal scaling (i.e., make circles circular) by changing axis limits. This is the same as ax.set_aspect('equal', adjustable='datalim'). Explicit data limits may not be respected in this case.
'scaled' Set equal scaling (i.e., make circles circular) by changing dimensions of the plot box. This is the same as ax.set_aspect('equal', adjustable='box', anchor='C'). Additionally, further autoscaling will be disabled.
'tight' Set limits just large enough to show all data, then disable further autoscaling.
'auto' Automatic scaling (fill plot box with data).
'normal' Same as 'auto'; deprecated.
'image' 'scaled' with axis limits equal to data limits.
'square' Square plot; similar to 'scaled', but initially forcing xmax-xmin == ymax-ymin.
emitbool, optional, default True

Whether observers are notified of the axis limit change. This option is passed on to set_xlim and set_ylim.

xmin, xmax, ymin, ymaxfloat

The axis limits.


Clear the current axes.


Return a list of the child Artists of this Artist.

grid(self, b=None, which='major', axis='both', **kwargs)[source]

Toggle the gridlines, and optionally set the properties of the lines.

new_fixed_axis(self, loc, offset=None)[source]
new_floating_axis(self, nth_coord, value, axis_direction='bottom')[source]
new_gridlines(self, grid_helper=None)[source]

Create and return a new GridlineCollection instance.

which : "major" or "minor" axis : "both", "x" or "y"

toggle_axisline(self, b=None)[source]