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Changing the number of ticks in Matplotlib

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To change the number of ticks in Matplotlib:

plt.plot([1,2,3])
plt.locator_params(axis='y', nbins=3) #number of ticks for y-axis
plt.locator_params(axis='x', nbins=2) #number of ticks for x-axis
plt.show()

This gives us the following:

Notice how we have 3 ticks for the y-axis and 2 ticks for the x-axis, just as specified.

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