matplotlib.pyplot.ylabel(ylabel, fontdict=None, labelpad=None, *, loc=None, **kwargs)[source]

Set the label for the y-axis.


The label text.

labelpadfloat, default: rcParams["axes.labelpad"] (default: 4.0)

Spacing in points from the Axes bounding box including ticks and tick labels. If None, the previous value is left as is.

loc{'bottom', 'center', 'top'}, default: rcParams["yaxis.labellocation"] (default: 'center')

The label position. This is a high-level alternative for passing parameters y and horizontalalignment.

Other Parameters
**kwargsText properties

Text properties control the appearance of the label.

See also


Documents the properties supported by Text.

Examples using matplotlib.pyplot.ylabel