# Matplotlib.axes.Axes.axis() in Python

• Last Updated : 19 Apr, 2020

Matplotlib is a library in Python and it is numerical – mathematical extension for NumPy library. The Axes Class contains most of the figure elements: Axis, Tick, Line2D, Text, Polygon, etc., and sets the coordinate system. And the instances of Axes supports callbacks through a callbacks attribute.

## matplotlib.axes.Axes.axis() Function

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The Axes.axis() function in axes module of matplotlib library is the convenience method to get or set some axis properties.

Syntax: Axes.axis(self, *args, **kwargs)

Parameters: This method accept the following parameters that are described below:

• xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax : These parameter are the axis limits to be set.
`axis([xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax])`
• option : This parameter is the used to turns axis lines and labels on or off or the options.
• emit : This parameter is used to check whether the observers are notified of the axis limit change.

Returns:This method returns the following:

• xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax :This returns the axis limits.

Below examples illustrate the matplotlib.axes.Axes.axis() function in matplotlib.axes:

Example 1:

 `# Implementation of matplotlib function``import` `matplotlib.pyplot as plt``import` `numpy as np``      ` `labels ``=` `'Geek1'``, ``'Geek2'``, ``'Geek3'``, ``'Geek4'``, ``'Geek5'``sizes ``=` `[``95``, ``230``, ``145``, ``40``, ``65``]``explode ``=` `(``0``, ``0.2``, ``0``, ``0``, ``0``)`` ` `fig1, ax1 ``=` `plt.subplots()``ax1.pie(sizes, explode ``=` `explode, labels ``=` `labels,``        ``autopct ``=``'% 1.0f %%'``,``        ``shadow ``=` `True``, startangle ``=` `90``)``ax1.axis(``'square'``)``ax1.set_title('matplotlib.axes.Axes.axis() \``Example\n``', fontsize = 14, fontweight ='``bold')``plt.show()`

Output:

Example 2:

 `# Implementation of matplotlib function``import` `matplotlib.pyplot as plt``import` `matplotlib.patches as patches``import` `matplotlib.cbook as cbook`` ` `# image used is ``# https://media.geeksforgeeks.org / wp-content ``# / uploads / 20200402214740 / geek.jpg``with cbook.get_sample_data(``'geek.JPG'``) as image_file:``    ``image ``=` `plt.imread(image_file)`` ` `fig, (ax, ax1) ``=` `plt.subplots(``2``, ``1``)``im ``=` `ax.imshow(image)``patch ``=` `patches.Rectangle((``0``, ``0``), ``260``, ``200``, ``                          ``transform ``=` `ax.transData)``im.set_clip_path(patch)``ax.set_title(``'Without Axis Function'``,``             ``fontsize ``=` `10``, fontweight ``=``'bold'``)`` ` `im ``=` `ax1.imshow(image)``patch ``=` `patches.Rectangle((``0``, ``0``), ``260``, ``200``,``                          ``transform ``=` `ax1.transData)``im.set_clip_path(patch)``ax1.axis(``'off'``)`` ` `ax1.set_title(``"Axis Function with 'Off' option"``,``              ``fontsize ``=` `10``, fontweight ``=``'bold'``)``plt.show()`

Output:

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