Elliot Elliot - 12 days ago 8x
Python Question

Set Matplotlib colorbar size to match graph

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?Example of the colorbar size mismatch


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

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)

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