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A mockup "Foo" units class which supports conversion and different tick formatting depending on the "unit". Here the "unit" is just a scalar conversion factor, but this example shows that Matplotlib is entirely agnostic to what kind of units client packages use.

Custom units, default units, xunits = 2.0
import numpy as np

import matplotlib.units as units
import matplotlib.ticker as ticker
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

class Foo:
    def __init__(self, val, unit=1.0):
        self.unit = unit
        self._val = val * unit

    def value(self, unit):
        if unit is None:
            unit = self.unit
        return self._val / unit

class FooConverter(units.ConversionInterface):
    def axisinfo(unit, axis):
        """Return the Foo AxisInfo."""
        if unit == 1.0 or unit == 2.0:
            return units.AxisInfo(
                majloc=ticker.IndexLocator(8, 0),
                majfmt=ticker.FormatStrFormatter("VAL: %s"),

            return None

    def convert(obj, unit, axis):
        Convert *obj* using *unit*.

        If *obj* is a sequence, return the converted sequence.
        if units.ConversionInterface.is_numlike(obj):
            return obj

        if np.iterable(obj):
            return [o.value(unit) for o in obj]
            return obj.value(unit)

    def default_units(x, axis):
        """Return the default unit for *x* or None."""
        if np.iterable(x):
            for thisx in x:
                return thisx.unit
            return x.unit

units.registry[Foo] = FooConverter()

# create some Foos
x = [Foo(val, 1.0) for val in range(0, 50, 2)]
# and some arbitrary y data
y = [i for i in range(len(x))]

fig, (ax1, ax2) = plt.subplots(1, 2)
fig.suptitle("Custom units")

# plot specifying units
ax2.plot(x, y, 'o', xunits=2.0)
ax2.set_title("xunits = 2.0")
plt.setp(ax2.get_xticklabels(), rotation=30, ha='right')

# plot without specifying units; will use the None branch for axisinfo
ax1.plot(x, y)  # uses default units
ax1.set_title('default units')
plt.setp(ax1.get_xticklabels(), rotation=30, ha='right')


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