Zoom region inset axes#

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

import numpy as np

from matplotlib import cbook
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

fig, ax = plt.subplots()

# make data
Z = cbook.get_sample_data("axes_grid/bivariate_normal.npy")  # 15x15 array
Z2 = np.zeros((150, 150))
ny, nx = Z.shape
Z2[30:30+ny, 30:30+nx] = Z
extent = (-3, 4, -4, 3)

ax.imshow(Z2, extent=extent, origin="lower")

# inset axes....
x1, x2, y1, y2 = -1.5, -0.9, -2.5, -1.9  # subregion of the original image
axins = ax.inset_axes(
    [0.5, 0.5, 0.47, 0.47],
    xlim=(x1, x2), ylim=(y1, y2), xticklabels=[], yticklabels=[])
axins.imshow(Z2, extent=extent, origin="lower")

ax.indicate_inset_zoom(axins, edgecolor="black")

zoom inset axes


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

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