# font size in matplotlib

Hello! Could somebody please help me find a way to change the font size in Matplotlib plots. Particularly, I would like to change the size of the axis ticks labels.

Thank you. vladimir

font size in matplotlib

Hello! Could somebody please help me find a way to change the font size in Matplotlib plots. Particularly, I would like to change the size of the axis ticks labels.

Thank you. vladimir

add a comment

0

Is this example from the docs what you want? http://www.sagemath.org/doc/reference...

Or even just `plot(x^2,(x,0,2), fontsize=20)`

Note that these answers are for *sage*commands. If you are looking for how to deal with matplotlib plots, it might be better to post to the matplotlib help list. Or personally, I usually just look at the matplotlib gallery (http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/gal...) and find something close to what I want.

Yes, I was talking about the direct usage of Matplotlib. An currently the only solution I found is this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6390393/matplotlib-make-tick-labels-font-size-smaller

0

yticks(fontsize=SIZE) should work:

```
import pylab
import matplotlib
pylab.clf()
#pylab.rc('text', fontsize=18) #This is a 'bad' but effective way to change the default font size
pylab.plot(xdata, ydata, '--')
pylab.xlabel(r"$x$",fontsize=24)
pylab.ylabel(r"$y$",fontsize=24)
pylab.yticks(fontsize=40)
pylab.yticks(fontsize=40)
pylab.savefig('transspeclin.pdf', format='pdf')
pylab.savefig('transspeclin')
pylab.show()
```

Asked: **
2011-12-05 01:00:49 -0500
**

Seen: **12,842 times**

Last updated: **Dec 05 '11**

Compiling SAGE 5.5 -- Matplot Lib Fails to find Numpy

How do I adjust the position of my figure's title and remove the extra set of coordinates shown?

previous fontsize settings in plot now produce huge fonts

How to put legend outside of the graph at its bottom?

How can I determine or control a plot's display scale?

Copyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license. Content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license.