matplotlib.pyplot.xticks#

matplotlib.pyplot.xticks(ticks=None, labels=None, **kwargs)[source]#

Get or set the current tick locations and labels of the x-axis.

Pass no arguments to return the current values without modifying them.

Parameters:
ticksarray-like, optional

The list of xtick locations. Passing an empty list removes all xticks.

labelsarray-like, optional

The labels to place at the given ticks locations. This argument can only be passed if ticks is passed as well.

**kwargs

Text properties can be used to control the appearance of the labels.

Returns:
locs

The list of xtick locations.

labels

The list of xlabel Text objects.

Notes

Calling this function with no arguments (e.g. xticks()) is the pyplot equivalent of calling get_xticks and get_xticklabels on the current axes. Calling this function with arguments is the pyplot equivalent of calling set_xticks and set_xticklabels on the current axes.

Examples

>>> locs, labels = xticks()  # Get the current locations and labels.
>>> xticks(np.arange(0, 1, step=0.2))  # Set label locations.
>>> xticks(np.arange(3), ['Tom', 'Dick', 'Sue'])  # Set text labels.
>>> xticks([0, 1, 2], ['January', 'February', 'March'],
...        rotation=20)  # Set text labels and properties.
>>> xticks([])  # Disable xticks.

Examples using matplotlib.pyplot.xticks#