Parasite Axes demoΒΆ

Create a parasite axes. Such axes would share the x scale with a host axes, but show a different scale in y direction.

This approach uses mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1.parasite_axes.HostAxes and mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1.parasite_axes.ParasiteAxes.

An alternative approach using standard Matplotlib subplots is shown in the Multiple Yaxis With Spines example.

An alternative approach using mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1 and mpl_toolkits.axisartist is found in the Parasite axis demo example.

demo parasite axes
from mpl_toolkits.axisartist.parasite_axes import HostAxes, ParasiteAxes
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt


fig = plt.figure()

host = fig.add_axes([0.15, 0.1, 0.65, 0.8], axes_class=HostAxes)
par1 = ParasiteAxes(host, sharex=host)
par2 = ParasiteAxes(host, sharex=host)
host.parasites.append(par1)
host.parasites.append(par2)

host.axis["right"].set_visible(False)

par1.axis["right"].set_visible(True)
par1.axis["right"].major_ticklabels.set_visible(True)
par1.axis["right"].label.set_visible(True)

par2.axis["right2"] = par2.new_fixed_axis(loc="right", offset=(60, 0))

p1, = host.plot([0, 1, 2], [0, 1, 2], label="Density")
p2, = par1.plot([0, 1, 2], [0, 3, 2], label="Temperature")
p3, = par2.plot([0, 1, 2], [50, 30, 15], label="Velocity")

host.set_xlim(0, 2)
host.set_ylim(0, 2)
par1.set_ylim(0, 4)
par2.set_ylim(1, 65)

host.set_xlabel("Distance")
host.set_ylabel("Density")
par1.set_ylabel("Temperature")
par2.set_ylabel("Velocity")

host.legend()

host.axis["left"].label.set_color(p1.get_color())
par1.axis["right"].label.set_color(p2.get_color())
par2.axis["right2"].label.set_color(p3.get_color())

plt.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.137 seconds)

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