matplotlib.axes.Axes.set_aspect

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

Set the aspect ratio of the axes scaling, i.e. y/x-scale.

Parameters
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: The displayed size of 1 unit in y-data coordinates will be aspect times the displayed size of 1 unit in x-data coordinates; e.g. for aspect=2 a square in data coordinates will be rendered with a height of twice its 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

etc.

See set_anchor for further details.

sharebool, default: False

If True, apply the settings to all shared Axes.

See also

matplotlib.axes.Axes.set_adjustable

Set how the Axes adjusts to achieve the required aspect ratio.

matplotlib.axes.Axes.set_anchor

Set the position in case of extra space.