Elliot - 6 months ago 101

Python Question

I cannot get the colorbar on imshow graphs like this one to be the same height as the graph, short of using Photoshop after the fact. How do I get the heights to match?

Answer

You can do this easily with a matplotlib AxisDivider.

The example from the linked page also works without using subplots:

```
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1 import make_axes_locatable
import numpy as np
plt.figure()
ax = plt.gca()
im = ax.imshow(np.arange(100).reshape((10,10)))
# create an axes on the right side of ax. The width of cax will be 5%
# of ax and the padding between cax and ax will be fixed at 0.05 inch.
divider = make_axes_locatable(ax)
cax = divider.append_axes("right", size="5%", pad=0.05)
plt.colorbar(im, cax=cax)
```