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# Creating subplots in Matplotlib

schedule Aug 12, 2023
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We can create subplots in Matplotlib by calling `plt.subplots(~)`.

# Example

To create a figure object with 3 rows of subplots and 2 columns:

``` import matplotlib.pyplot as pltfig, ax = plt.subplots(3, 2)fig.subplots_adjust(hspace=0.5, wspace=0.3) # Adjust the spacing between subplotsplt.show() ```

This produces the following output:

The resulting figure is composed of an array of axes objects. To add data we need to index into one of the axes objects:

``` fig, ax = plt.subplots(3, 2)fig.subplots_adjust(hspace=0.5, wspace=0.3) # Adjust the spacing between subplots# Add data to the top-left subplotax[0, 0].plot([1,2,3], [1,2,3])plt.show() ```

We can see that data is plotted onto the top-left subplot:

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