I'm using matplotlib to generate a (vertical) barchart. The problem is my labels are rather long. Is there any way to display them vertically, either in the bar or above it or below it?
Do you mean something like this:
>>> from matplotlib import * >>> plot(xrange(10)) >>> yticks(xrange(10), rotation='vertical')
In general, to show any text in matplotlib with a vertical orientation, you can add the keyword
For further options, you can look at help(matplotlib.pyplot.text)
The yticks function plots the ticks on the y axis; I am not sure whether you originally meant this or the ylabel function, but the procedure is alwasy the same, you have to add rotation='vertical'
Maybe you can also find useful the options 'verticalalignment' and 'horizontalalignment', which allows you to define how to align the text with respect to the ticks or the other elements.
In Jupyter Notebook you might use something like this
%matplotlib inline import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import numpy as np plt.xticks(rotation='vertical') plt.plot(np.random.randn(100).cumsum())
or you can use: