Axes.set_aspect(aspect, adjustable=None, anchor=None, share=False)

Set the aspect of the axis scaling, i.e. the ratio of y-unit to x-unit.

aspect{'auto', 'equal'} or float

Possible values:

  • 'auto': fill the position rectangle with data.
  • 'equal': same as aspect=1, i.e. same scaling for x and y.
  • float: A circle will be stretched such that the height is float times the width.
adjustableNone or {'box', 'datalim'}, optional

If not None, this defines which parameter will be adjusted to meet the required aspect. See set_adjustable for further details.

anchorNone or str or (float, float), optional

If not None, this defines where the Axes will be drawn if there is extra space due to aspect constraints. The most common way to to specify the anchor are abbreviations of cardinal directions:

value description
'C' centered
'SW' lower left corner
'S' middle of bottom edge
'SE' lower right corner

See set_anchor for further details.

sharebool, default: False

If True, apply the settings to all shared Axes.

See also

Set how the Axes adjusts to achieve the required aspect ratio.
Set the position in case of extra space.