Locators for tick on axisΒΆ

An example demoing different locators to position ticks on axis for matplotlib.

../../../_images/plot_ticks_1.png

Python source code: plot_ticks.py

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
def tickline():
plt.xlim(0, 10), plt.ylim(-1, 1), plt.yticks([])
ax = plt.gca()
ax.spines['right'].set_color('none')
ax.spines['left'].set_color('none')
ax.spines['top'].set_color('none')
ax.xaxis.set_ticks_position('bottom')
ax.spines['bottom'].set_position(('data',0))
ax.yaxis.set_ticks_position('none')
ax.xaxis.set_minor_locator(plt.MultipleLocator(0.1))
ax.plot(np.arange(11), np.zeros(11))
return ax
locators = [
'plt.NullLocator()',
'plt.MultipleLocator(1.0)',
'plt.FixedLocator([0, 2, 8, 9, 10])',
'plt.IndexLocator(3, 1)',
'plt.LinearLocator(5)',
'plt.LogLocator(2, [1.0])',
'plt.AutoLocator()',
]
n_locators = len(locators)
size = 512, 40 * n_locators
dpi = 72.0
figsize = size[0] / float(dpi), size[1] / float(dpi)
fig = plt.figure(figsize=figsize, dpi=dpi)
fig.patch.set_alpha(0)
for i, locator in enumerate(locators):
plt.subplot(n_locators, 1, i + 1)
ax = tickline()
ax.xaxis.set_major_locator(eval(locator))
plt.text(5, 0.3, locator[3:], ha='center')
plt.subplots_adjust(bottom=.01, top=.99, left=.01, right=.99)
plt.show()

Total running time of the example: 0.25 seconds ( 0 minutes 0.25 seconds)