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Demo Axes Hbox DividerΒΆ

Hbox Divider to arrange subplots.

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1.axes_divider import HBoxDivider
import mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1.axes_size as Size

def make_heights_equal(fig, rect, ax1, ax2, pad):
    # pad in inches

    h1, v1 = Size.AxesX(ax1), Size.AxesY(ax1)
    h2, v2 = Size.AxesX(ax2), Size.AxesY(ax2)

    pad_v = Size.Scaled(1)
    pad_h = Size.Fixed(pad)

    my_divider = HBoxDivider(fig, rect,
                             horizontal=[h1, pad_h, h2],
                             vertical=[v1, pad_v, v2])


if __name__ == "__main__":

    arr1 = np.arange(20).reshape((4, 5))
    arr2 = np.arange(20).reshape((5, 4))

    fig, (ax1, ax2) = plt.subplots(1, 2)
    ax1.imshow(arr1, interpolation="nearest")
    ax2.imshow(arr2, interpolation="nearest")

    rect = 111  # subplot param for combined axes
    make_heights_equal(fig, rect, ax1, ax2, pad=0.5)  # pad in inches

    for ax in [ax1, ax2]:

    # annotate
    ax3 = plt.axes([0.5, 0.5, 0.001, 0.001], frameon=False)
    ax3.annotate("Location of two axes are adjusted\n"
                 "so that they have equal heights\n"
                 "while maintaining their aspect ratios", (0.5, 0.5),
                 xycoords="axes fraction", va="center", ha="center",
                 bbox=dict(boxstyle="round, pad=1", fc="w"))

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