Using Gridspec to make multi-column/row subplot layouts#

GridSpec is a flexible way to layout subplot grids. Here is an example with a 3x3 grid, and axes spanning all three columns, two columns, and two rows.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

from matplotlib.gridspec import GridSpec

def format_axes(fig):
    for i, ax in enumerate(fig.axes):
        ax.text(0.5, 0.5, "ax%d" % (i+1), va="center", ha="center")
        ax.tick_params(labelbottom=False, labelleft=False)

fig = plt.figure(layout="constrained")

gs = GridSpec(3, 3, figure=fig)
ax1 = fig.add_subplot(gs[0, :])
# identical to ax1 = plt.subplot(gs.new_subplotspec((0, 0), colspan=3))
ax2 = fig.add_subplot(gs[1, :-1])
ax3 = fig.add_subplot(gs[1:, -1])
ax4 = fig.add_subplot(gs[-1, 0])
ax5 = fig.add_subplot(gs[-1, -2])


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