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class matplotlib.gridspec.GridSpec(nrows, ncols, figure=None, left=None, bottom=None, right=None, top=None, wspace=None, hspace=None, width_ratios=None, height_ratios=None)[source]

A class that specifies the geometry of the grid that a subplot will be placed. The location of grid is determined by similar way as the SubplotParams.

The number of rows and number of columns of the grid need to be set. Optionally, the subplot layout parameters (e.g., left, right, etc.) can be tuned.

nrows : int

Number of rows in grid.

ncols : int

Number or columns in grid.


See SubplotParams for descriptions of the layout parameters.

get_subplot_params(figure=None, fig=None)[source]

Return a dictionary of subplot layout parameters. The default parameters are from rcParams unless a figure attribute is set.

tight_layout(figure, renderer=None, pad=1.08, h_pad=None, w_pad=None, rect=None)[source]

Adjust subplot parameters to give specified padding.

pad : float

Padding between the figure edge and the edges of subplots, as a fraction of the font-size.

h_pad, w_pad : float, optional

Padding (height/width) between edges of adjacent subplots. Defaults to pad_inches.

rect : tuple of 4 floats, optional

(left, bottom, right, top) rectangle in normalized figure coordinates that the whole subplots area (including labels) will fit into. Default is (0, 0, 1, 1).


Update the current values. If any kwarg is None, default to the current value, if set, otherwise to rc.