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Axes DemoΒΆ

Example use of plt.axes to create inset axes within the main plot axes.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

# Fixing random state for reproducibility

# create some data to use for the plot
dt = 0.001
t = np.arange(0.0, 10.0, dt)
r = np.exp(-t[:1000] / 0.05)  # impulse response
x = np.random.randn(len(t))
s = np.convolve(x, r)[:len(x)] * dt  # colored noise

# the main axes is subplot(111) by default
plt.plot(t, s)
plt.xlim(0, 1)
plt.ylim(1.1 * np.min(s), 2 * np.max(s))
plt.xlabel('time (s)')
plt.ylabel('current (nA)')
plt.title('Gaussian colored noise')

# this is an inset axes over the main axes
a = plt.axes([.65, .6, .2, .2], facecolor='k')
n, bins, patches = plt.hist(s, 400, density=True)

# this is another inset axes over the main axes
a = plt.axes([0.2, 0.6, .2, .2], facecolor='k')
plt.plot(t[:len(r)], r)
plt.title('Impulse response')
plt.xlim(0, 0.2)

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