matplotlib graph white space

Thomas Jollans tjol at
Wed Oct 6 12:32:43 EDT 2021

On 04/10/2021 10:39, Steve wrote:
> I am using the first bar graph listed at this site:
> The problem I have is that there is too much white space around the graph.
> My data would be better displayed if I could widen the graph into the space
> to the right and left of the chart.
> Steve
To tweak the amount of padding around the matplotlib axes, you can use 
pyplot.subplots_adjust [1] or Figure.subplots_adjust [2].

In most cases, the tight_layout function/method [3,4] will give you 
sensible settings for the various spacing parameters.

You probably also have to adjust the figure size (see David Lowry-Duda's 
reply) to get whatever effect it is that you want.


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