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# Making plots side by side in Matplotlib

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# Basic way to graph two plots side by side

To draw plots side by side in `matplotlib`:

``` import numpy as npimport matplotlib.pyplot as pltx1 = np.linspace(0, 10)x2 = np.linspace(0, 5)y1 = np.cos(x1)y2 = np.sin(x2)fig, axes = plt.subplots(nrows=1, ncols=2, figsize=(5, 3))axes[0].plot(x1, y1)axes[1].plot(x2, y2)# Prevent the axis labels from slightly overlappingfig.tight_layout() ```

This gives us the following:

# Generating a 3x2 grid of subplots

To generate a 3x2 grid of subplots:

``` # Set the figure size fig = plt.figure(figsize=(9,5))for i in range(6): # In a 3x2 grid, add a graph in the (i+1)-th position fig.add_subplot(3,2,i+1) plt.xlabel('x') plt.ylabel('y') plt.title(f"Graph {i+1}") plt.scatter([1,2],[3,4])fig.tight_layout() ```

This generates the following:

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