tell exact difference between xlim() and xticks() function - Printable Version +- Python Forum (https://python-forum.io) +-- Forum: Python Coding (https://python-forum.io/Forum-Python-Coding) +--- Forum: Data Science (https://python-forum.io/Forum-Data-Science) +--- Thread: tell exact difference between xlim() and xticks() function (/Thread-tell-exact-difference-between-xlim-and-xticks-function) tell exact difference between xlim() and xticks() function - ift38375 - Jul-11-2019 I am confused in xlim() and xticks() function of Matplotlib.pyplot. are both same or different ? Please explain with simple graph example.. RE: tell exact difference between xlim() and xticks() function - scidam - Jul-11-2019 They are different. The first (`plt.xlim()`) returns range for x-axis values of the current axes-instance, the second returns array of xtick labels (where labels will be placed) within the interval returned by `xlim`. Look at the following example: ```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt ax = plt.gca() # returns current axes (creates if needed) ax.get_xlim() # now this is equivalent to plt.xlim(), plt.xlim() returns xlims for the current axes `````````Output: (0.0, 1.0)```````ax.get_xticks() # returns where ticks be located. plt.xticks() returns xticks for the current axes```Output:array([0. , 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1. ])``Lets change xlims, e.g. `ax.set_xlim(5, 9) # the same as plt.xlim(5, 9) (we are still working with the current axes)```Output:(5, 9)```plt.xticks()```````Output:(array([5. , 5.5, 6. , 6.5, 7. , 7.5, 8. , 8.5, 9. ]), )```````ax.get_xticks()```Output:array([5. , 5.5, 6. , 6.5, 7. , 7.5, 8. , 8.5, 9. ])```plt.xlim()```Output:(5.0, 9.0)`` RE: tell exact difference between xlim() and xticks() function - ift38375 - Jul-11-2019 (Jul-11-2019, 02:10 AM)scidam Wrote: They are different. The first (`plt.xlim()`) returns range for x-axis values of the current axes-instance, the second returns array of xtick labels (where labels will be placed) within the interval returned by `xlim`. Look at the following example: ```import matplotlib.pyplot as plt ax = plt.gca() # returns current axes (creates if needed) ax.get_xlim() # now this is equivalent to plt.xlim(), plt.xlim() returns xlims for the current axes `````````Output: (0.0, 1.0)```````ax.get_xticks() # returns where ticks be located. plt.xticks() returns xticks for the current axes```Output:array([0. , 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1. ])``Lets change xlims, e.g. `ax.set_xlim(5, 9) # the same as plt.xlim(5, 9) (we are still working with the current axes)```Output:(5, 9)```plt.xticks()```````Output:(array([5. , 5.5, 6. , 6.5, 7. , 7.5, 8. , 8.5, 9. ]), )```````ax.get_xticks()```Output:array([5. , 5.5, 6. , 6.5, 7. , 7.5, 8. , 8.5, 9. ])```plt.xlim()```Output:(5.0, 9.0)`` can we use values with Negative X-axis/Y-axis ? RE: tell exact difference between xlim() and xticks() function - scidam - Jul-12-2019 (Jul-11-2019, 03:27 PM)ift38375 Wrote: can we use values with Negative X-axis/Y-axis ? Yes, you can use negative values in these functions.