Stopping Legend From Overlapping the Graph

I forgot to CC the list :S

and I updated to svn trunk and it now works fine :slight_smile:

guillaume ranquet wrote:

路路路

this question raised my interest and I tried It.
unfortunately, I get errors :frowning:

when executing the demo source code linked, I get

$ python ~/testmpl.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
聽聽File "/home/granquet/testmpl.py", line 7, in <module>
聽聽聽聽ncol=2, mode="expand", borderaxespad=0.)
聽聽File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/matplotlib/pyplot.py", line
2447, in legend
聽聽聽聽ret = gca().legend(*args, **kwargs)
聽聽File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/matplotlib/axes.py", line 3823,
in legend
聽聽聽聽self.legend_ = mlegend.Legend(self, handles, labels, **kwargs)
TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'bbox_to_anchor'

I tried with a .set_bbox_to_anchor() but I get:
AttributeError: 'Legend' object has no attribute 'set_bbox_to_anchor'

using matplotlib 0.98.5.3 on linux/gentoo
am I missing something? or is my version of matplotlib not appropriate?

Jae-Joon Lee wrote:

The linked page below shows how you put the legend above the graph.

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/plotting/legend.html#legend-location

You can put it below the axes by adjusting the bbox_to_anchor parameter.
Try something like
聽聽bbox_to_anchor=(0., -0.1, 1., -0.1), loc=1

Make sure to adjust the suplot parameter (or axes location) to make
enough room for the legend.

-JJ

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Chris Spencer<chrisspen@...287...> wrote:

How do you show the legend below the graph, so it doesn't overlap at
all with the graph? The docs for the legend() "loc" parameter only
seem to specify where *on* the graph you want it to show, which is
driving me nuts because even using "best", it usually hides some of my
data.

I want to see *all* of my graph, as well as the legend. Is there any
way to do this with pylab?

Any help is appreciated.

Chris

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