matplotlib diagrams with 2 y-axis


Question

In matplolib for a time line diagram can I set to y-axis different values on the left and make another y-axis to the right with other scale?

I am using this:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt 

plt.axis('normal')
plt.axvspan(76, 76, facecolor='g', alpha=1)
plt.plot(ts, 'b',linewidth=1.5)
plt.ylabel("name",fontsize=14,color='blue')
plt.ylim(ymax=100)
plt.xlim(xmax=100)
plt.grid(True)
plt.title("name", fontsize=20,color='black')
plt.xlabel('xlabel', fontsize=14, color='b')
plt.show()

Can I give 2 y-axis in this plot?

In span selector:

 plt.axvspan(76, 76, facecolor='g', alpha=1)

I want to right text to characterize this span for example 'This is span selector' how can I make it?

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2/26/2013 6:47:42 AM

You want twinx example. The gist if it is:

ax = plt.gca()
ax2 = ax.twinx()

You can then plot to the first axes with

ax.plot(...)

and the second with

ax2.plot(...)

In your case (I think) you want:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt 

ax = plt.gca()
ax2 = ax.twinx()
plt.axis('normal')
ax2.axvspan(74, 76, facecolor='g', alpha=1)
ax.plot(range(50), 'b',linewidth=1.5)
ax.set_ylabel("name",fontsize=14,color='blue')
ax2.set_ylabel("name2",fontsize=14,color='blue')
ax.set_ylim(ymax=100)
ax.set_xlim(xmax=100)
ax.grid(True)
plt.title("name", fontsize=20,color='black')
ax.set_xlabel('xlabel', fontsize=14, color='b')
plt.show()
22
2/26/2013 7:15:00 AM

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