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Changing size of figures in Matplotlib

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We can change the size of figures in Matplotlib using the figsize argument or using the set_size_inches method.

Using figsize argument

Perhaps the easiest way is:

plt.figure(figsize=(10,5))
plt.plot([1,2])
plt.show()

This will output a graph with width 10 inches and height 5 inches.

Using set_size_inches method

To change the size of figures in Matplotlib, use the following snippet:

fig = matplotlib.pyplot.gcf()
fig.set_size_inches(10, 5)
plt.plot([1,2])
plt.show()

This will output a graph with width 10 inches and height 5 inches.

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