Setting Relative Heights For Figure Rows

I wanted to display my figure legend below my figure in the second
row, so I used subplot(211) to create two rows.

However, this creates two rows of equal height, so my graph is crammed
into half the figure height in the first row, while my tiny legend
barely fills up any of the second row. How do you specify relative
heights of each row? For example, I'd like to specify the first row
takes 80% of the figure height, while the second takes 20%. I've
searched the docs, but I can't find anything. Is this possible?

Regards,
Chris

Hi Chris,

I think pyplot.axes does what you are after, e.g.
ax1 = axes([0.1, 0.3, 0.8, 0.6])
ax2 = axes([0.1, 0.1, 0.8, 0.1])

Kind regards,
Matthias

from the docs of pyplot.axes:
`axes(rect, axisbg='w')`` where *rect* = [left, bottom, width,
      height] in normalized (0, 1) units. *axisbg* is the background
      color for the axis, default white.

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On Monday 11 January 2010 15:54:10 Chris Spencer wrote:

I wanted to display my figure legend below my figure in the second
row, so I used subplot(211) to create two rows.

However, this creates two rows of equal height, so my graph is crammed
into half the figure height in the first row, while my tiny legend
barely fills up any of the second row. How do you specify relative
heights of each row? For example, I'd like to specify the first row
takes 80% of the figure height, while the second takes 20%. I've
searched the docs, but I can't find anything. Is this possible?

Regards,
Chris

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See this example

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/pylab_examples/scatter_hist.html

Or, you're willing to learn something new, you may use axes_grid toolkit.

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/axes_grid/scatter_hist.html

-JJ