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How Change the vertical spacing between legend entries in Matplotlib?

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Prerequisites: Matplotlib

In this article, we will see how can we can change vertical space between labels of a legend in our graph using matplotlib, Here we will take two different examples to showcase our graph.

Approach:

  • Import required module.
  • Create data.
  • Change the vertical spacing between labels.
  • Normally plot the data.
  • Display plot.

Implementation:

Example 1:

In this example, we will draw different lines with the help of matplotlib and Use the labelspacing argument to plt.legend() to change the vertical space between labels.

Python3




# importing package
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
  
# create data
X = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Y = [3, 3, 3, 3, 3]
  
# plot lines
plt.plot(X, Y, label = "Line-1")
plt.plot(Y, X, label = "Line-2")
plt.plot(X, np.sin(X), label = "Curve-1")
plt.plot(X, np.cos(X), label = "Curve-2")
  
# Change the label spacing here
plt.legend(labelspacing = 3)
plt.title("Line Graph - Geeksforgeeks")
  
plt.show()


Output:

Example 2:

In this example, we will draw a Vertical line with the help of matplotlib and Use the labelspacing argument to plt.legend() to change the vertical space between labels.

Python3




# importing package
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  
#Create data and plot lines.
plt.plot([0, 1], [0, 2.0], label = 'Label-1')
plt.plot([1, 2], [0, 2.1], label = 'Label-2')
plt.plot([2, 3], [0, 2.2], label = 'Label-3')
  
# Change the label spacing here
plt.legend(labelspacing = 2)
plt.title("Line Graph - Geeksforgeeks")
  
plt.show()


Output:


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Last Updated : 13 Jan, 2021
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