# How to Rotate Tick Labels in Matplotlib (With Examples)

You can use the following syntax to rotate tick labels in Matplotlib plots:

```#rotate x-axis tick labels
plt.xticks(rotation=45)

#rotate y-axis tick labels
plt.yticks(rotation=90)
```

The following examples show how to use this syntax in practice.

### Example 1: Rotate X-Axis Tick Labels

The following code shows how to rotate the x-axis tick labels in Matplotlib:

```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#define data
x = [1, 2, 3, 4]
y = [7, 13, 24, 22]

#create plot
plt.plot(x, y, color='red')

#rotate x-axis tick labels
plt.xticks(rotation=45)
``` ### Example 2: Rotate Y-Axis Tick Labels

The following code shows how to rotate the y-axis tick labels in Matplotlib:

```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#define data
x = [1, 2, 3, 4]
y = [7, 13, 24, 22]

#create plot
plt.plot(x, y, color='blue')

#rotate y-axis tick labels
plt.yticks(rotation=90)``` ### Example 3: Rotate Both Axes Tick Labels

The following code shows how to rotate the tick labels on both axes in Matplotlib:

```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#define data
x = [1, 2, 3, 4]
y = [7, 13, 24, 22]

#create plot
plt.plot(x, y, color='green')

#rotate x-axis and y-axis tick labels
plt.xticks(rotation=45)
plt.yticks(rotation=90)``` 