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Matplotlib.pyplot.twiny() in Python

  • Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2020

Matplotlib is a library in Python and it is numerical – mathematical extension for NumPy library. Pyplot is a state-based interface to a Matplotlib module which provides a MATLAB-like interface.

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# sample code
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt 
plt.plot([1, 2, 3, 4], [16, 4, 1, 8]) 


matplotlib.pyplot.twiny() Function

The twinx() function in pyplot module of matplotlib library is used to make and return a second axes that shares the y-axis.



Parameters: This method does not accepts any parameters.

Returns: This returns the second axes that shares the x-axis

Below examples illustrate the matplotlib.pyplot.twiny() function in matplotlib.pyplot:

Example #1:

# Implementation of matplotlib function
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
def GFG1(temp):
    return (5. / 9.) * (temp - 32)
def GFG2(ax1):
    y1, y2 = ax1.get_ylim()
    ax_twin .set_ylim(GFG1(y1), GFG1(y2))
    ax_twin .figure.canvas.draw()
fig, ax1 = plt.subplots()
ax_twin = ax1.twiny()
ax1.callbacks.connect("ylim_changed", GFG2)
ax1.plot(np.linspace(10, 120, 100))
ax1.set_xlim(0, 40)
ax_twin .set_xlabel('Celsius')
fig.suptitle('matplotlib.pyplot.twiny() function\
 Example\n\n', fontweight ="bold")


Example #2:

# Implementation of matplotlib function
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
# Create some mock data
t = np.arange(0.01, 20.0, 0.001)
data1 = np.exp(t)
data2 = np.sin(0.3 * np.pi * t)
fig, ax1 = plt.subplots()
color = 'tab:blue'
ax1.set_ylabel('time (s)')
ax1.set_xlabel('exp', color = color)
ax1.plot(data1, t, color = color)
ax1.tick_params(axis ='x', labelcolor = color)
ax2 = ax1.twiny()
color = 'tab:green'
ax2.set_xlabel('sin', color = color)
ax2.plot(data2, t, color = color)
ax2.tick_params(axis ='x', labelcolor = color)
fig.suptitle('matplotlib.pyplot.twiny() function\
 Example\n\n', fontweight ="bold")


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