[Matplotlib-users] How to apply ax.margins to current axes limits?

Thomas Caswell tcaswell at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 11:29:20 EST 2017

The margins are only used when Matplotlib auto-selects the limits for you.
Once you have used `set_xlim` or `set_ylim` we take those as explicit
user-intent and will not automatically change the limits again.


On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM Jack Yu <llacque at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there a way to use ax.margins to adjust the axes limits, after the
> axes limits have already been adjusted using ax.set_ylim? It appears that
> ax.margins has effect only if ax.set_ylim has not been used.
> This notebook
> http://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github/qap/python_examples/blob/matplotlib/matplotlib/matplotlib_axmargins.ipynb
> describes a situation in which this need may arise.
> Note: the y-axis is just an example, the same also applies to the x-axis (
> ax.set_xlim).
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