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How to position legends inside a plot in Plotly-Python?

  • Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2021

In this article, we will learn How to hide legend with Plotly Express and Plotly. A legend is an area describing the elements of the graph. In the plotly legend is used to Place a legend on the axes.

Example 1:

In this example, we are positioning legends inside a plot with the help of method fig.update_layout(), by passing the position as x=0.3 and y=0.1.

Python3




# importing packages
import plotly.graph_objects as go
  
# using medals_wide dataset
fig = go.Figure()
  
# plotting the scatter chart
fig.add_trace(go.Scatter(
    x=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
    y=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
))
  
# plotting the scatter chart
fig.add_trace(go.Scatter(
    x=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
    y=[5, 4, 3, 2, 1],
))
  
#  position legends inside a plot
fig.update_layout(
    legend=dict(
        x=0.3# value must be between 0 to 1.
        y=.1,   # value must be between 0 to 1.
        traceorder="normal",
        font=dict(
            family="sans-serif",
            size=12,
            color="black"
        ),
    )
)
  
fig.show()

Output:

Example 2:

In this example, we are positioning legends inside a plot with the help of method fig.update_layout(), by passing the position as x=0.6 and y=1.

Python3




# importing packages
import plotly.graph_objects as go
  
# using medals_wide dataset
fig = go.Figure()
  
# plotting the scatter chart
fig.add_trace(go.Scatter(
    x=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
    y=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
))
  
# plotting the scatter chart
fig.add_trace(go.Scatter(
    x=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
    y=[5, 4, 3, 2, 1],
    visible='legendonly'
))
  
# position legends inside a plot
fig.update_layout(
    legend=dict(
        x=0.6# value must be between 0 to 1.
        y=1# value must be between 0 to 1.
        traceorder="normal",
        font=dict(
            family="sans-serif",
            size=12,
            color="black"
        ),
    )
)
  
fig.show()

Output:

Example 3:

In this example, we are positioning legends inside a plot with the help of method fig.update_layout(), by passing the position as x=0.9 and y=1.

Python3




import plotly.graph_objects as go
  
fig = go.Figure()
  
fig.add_trace(go.Scatter(
    x=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
    y=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
    mode='markers',
    marker={'size': 10}
))
  
# plotting the scatter chart
fig.add_trace(go.Scatter(
    x=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
    y=[5, 4, 3, 2, 1],
    mode='markers',
    marker={'size': 100}
))
  
# position legends inside a plot
fig.update_layout(
    legend=dict(
        x=.9# value must be between 0 to 1.
        y=1,   # value must be between 0 to 1.
        traceorder="normal",
        font=dict(
            family="sans-serif",
            size=12,
            color="black"
        ),
    )
)
  
fig.update_layout(legend={'itemsizing': 'constant'})
  
fig.show()

Output:


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