"""
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Automatically setting tick positions
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Setting the behavior of tick auto-placement.
By default, Matplotlib will choose the number of ticks and tick positions so
that there is a reasonable number of ticks on the axis and they are located
at "round" numbers.
As a result, there may be no ticks on the edges of the plot.
"""
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
np.random.seed(19680801)
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
dots = np.linspace(0.3, 1.2, 10)
X, Y = np.meshgrid(dots, dots)
x, y = X.ravel(), Y.ravel()
ax.scatter(x, y, c=x+y)
plt.show()
# %%
# If you want to keep ticks at round numbers, and also have ticks at the edges
# you can switch :rc:`axes.autolimit_mode` to 'round_numbers'. This expands the
# axis limits to the next round number.
plt.rcParams['axes.autolimit_mode'] = 'round_numbers'
# Note: The limits are calculated at draw-time. Therefore, when using
# :rc:`axes.autolimit_mode` in a context manager, it is important that
# the ``show()`` command is within the context.
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.scatter(x, y, c=x+y)
plt.show()
# %%
# The round numbers autolimit_mode is still respected if you set an additional
# margin around the data using `.Axes.set_xmargin` / `.Axes.set_ymargin`:
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.scatter(x, y, c=x+y)
ax.set_xmargin(0.8)
plt.show()