Change plot size in Matplotlib – Python
Plots are an effective way of visually representing data and summarizing it in a beautiful manner. However, if not plotted efficiently it seems appears complicated. In python’s matplotlib provides several libraries for the purpose of data representation.
While making a plot it is important for us to optimize its size. Here are various ways to change the default plot size as per our required dimensions or resize a given plot.
Method 1: Using set_figheight() and set_figwidth()
For changing height and width of a plot set_figheight and set_figwidth are used
Method 2: Using figsize
figsize() takes two parameters- width and height (in inches). By default the values for width and height are 6.4 and 4.8 respectively.
Where, x and y are width and height respectively in inches.
Method 3: Changing the default rcParams
We can permanently change the default size of a figure as per our needs by setting the figure.figsize.
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