Posted By: Anonymous
I have a series of 20 plots (not subplots) to be made in a single figure. I want the legend to be outside of the box. At the same time, I do not want to change the axes, as the size of the figure gets reduced. Kindly help me for the following queries:
- I want to keep the legend box outside the plot area. (I want the legend to be outside at the right side of the plot area).
- Is there anyway that I reduce the font size of the text inside the legend box, so that the size of the legend box will be small.
- You can make the legend text smaller by specifying
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt from matplotlib.font_manager import FontProperties fontP = FontProperties() fontP.set_size('xx-small') p1, = plt.plot([1, 2, 3], label='Line 1') p2, = plt.plot([3, 2, 1], label='Line 2') plt.legend(handles=[p1, p2], title='title', bbox_to_anchor=(1.05, 1), loc='upper left', prop=fontP)
- As noted by Mateen Ulhaq,
fontsize='xx-small'also works, without importing
plt.legend(handles=[p1, p2], title='title', bbox_to_anchor=(1.05, 1), loc='upper left', fontsize='xx-small')