How to Set Axis Ranges in Matplotlib


You can use the following syntax to set the axis ranges for a plot in Matplotlib:

#specify x-axis range 
plt.xlim(1, 15)

#specify y-axis range
plt.ylim(1, 30)

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

Example 1: Specify Both Axes Ranges

The following code shows how to specify the range for both axes:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#define x and y
x = [1, 4, 10]
y = [5, 11, 27]

#create plot of x and y
plt.plot(x, y)

#specify x-axis and y-axis range
plt.xlim(1, 15)
plt.ylim(1, 30)

Example 2: Specify Range for X-Axis Only

The following code shows how to specify the range for the x-axis only:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#define x and y
x = [1, 4, 10]
y = [5, 11, 27]

#create plot of x and y
plt.plot(x, y)

#specify x-axis range
plt.xlim(1, 15)

Example 3: Specify Range for Y-Axis Only

The following code shows how to specify the range for the y-axis only:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

#define x and y
x = [1, 4, 10]
y = [5, 11, 27]

#create plot of x and y
plt.plot(x, y)

#specify y-axis range
plt.ylim(1, 30)

Additional Resources

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