Changing The Tick Frequency On The X Or Y Axis

To change the tick frequency on the x or y-axis in a matplotlib plot, you can use the xticks() or yticks() functions. Here’s an example:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

# Sample data
x = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
y = [2, 4, 3, 5, 6]

# Create a figure and axes
fig, ax = plt.subplots()

# Plot the data
ax.plot(x, y)

# Set the tick frequency on the x-axis
ax.set_xticks(x)
ax.set_xticklabels(x, rotation=45)

# Set the tick frequency on the y-axis
ax.set_yticks(y)
ax.set_yticklabels(y)

# Show the plot
plt.show()

In this example, we first create a figure and axes using plt.subplots(). Then, we plot the data on the axes using ax.plot().

To set the tick frequency on the x-axis, we use ax.set_xticks() to specify which tick positions we want to show, and ax.set_xticklabels() to set the tick labels. In this case, we’re using the same values in x as both the tick positions and labels. If you want to rotate the tick labels, you can pass the rotation argument to ax.set_xticklabels().

Similarly, to set the tick frequency on the y-axis, we use ax.set_yticks() and ax.set_yticklabels() with the desired tick positions and labels from y.

Finally, we call plt.show() to display the plot with the updated tick frequency on both axes.

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