How to change Matplotlib color bar size in Python?
Colorbar is a separate axis that provides a current colormap indicating mapping of data-points into colors. In this article, We are going to change Matplotlib color bar size in Python. There are several ways with which you can resize your color-bar or adjust its position. Let’s see it one by one.
Method 1: Resizing color-bar using shrink keyword argument
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Using the shrink attribute of colorbar() function we can scale the size of the colorbar.
Syntax : matplotlib.pyplot.colorbar(mappable=None, shrink=scale)
Basically, we are multiplying by some factor to the original size of the color-bar. In the below example by using 0.5 as a factor, We are having the original color-bar size.
Example 2: In this example, we are using factor 0.75. Similarly, you can use any factor to change the color-bar size. The default value of the shrink attribute is 1.
Method 2: Using AxesDivider class
With this class, you can change the size of the colorbar axes however height will be the same as the current axes. Here we are using axes_divider.make_axes_locatable function which returns the AxisDivider object for our current axes in which our image is shown.