# matplotlib.gridspec.GridSpec¶

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.

Parameters: nrows : int Number of rows in grid. ncols : int Number or columns in grid. figure : ~.figure.Figure, optional left, right, top, bottom : float Extent of the subplots as a fraction of figure width or height. Left cannot be larger than right, and bottom cannot be larger than top. wspace : float The amount of width reserved for space between subplots, expressed as a fraction of the average axis width. hspace : float The amount of height reserved for space between subplots, expressed as a fraction of the average axis height.

Notes

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.

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

Parameters: 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(**kwargs)[source]