# Reverse the order of legend

### Question

I use the following code to plot the bar graph. Need to present a legend in reverse order. How can I do it?

``````colorsArr = plt.cm.BuPu(np.linspace(0, 0.5, len(C2)))
p = numpy.empty(len(C2), dtype=object)
plt.figure(figsize=(11,11))

prevBar = 0
for index in range(len(C2)):
plt.bar(ind, C2[index], width, bottom=prevBar, color=colorsArr[index],
label=C0[index])
prevBar = prevBar + C2[index]

# positions of the x-axis ticks (center of the bars as bar labels)
tick_pos = [i+(width/2) for i in ind]

plt.ylabel('Home Category')
plt.title('Affinity - Retail Details(Home category)')
# set the x ticks with names
plt.xticks(tick_pos, C1)
plt.yticks(np.arange(0,70000,3000))
plt.legend(title="Line", loc='upper left' )
# Set a buffer around the edge
plt.xlim(-width*2, width*2)
plt.show()
``````
1
19
4/6/2018 5:42:54 AM

You could call

``````handles, labels = ax.get_legend_handles_labels()
ax.legend(handles[::-1], labels[::-1], title='Line', loc='upper left')
``````

``````import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
np.random.seed(2016)

C0 = list('ABCDEF')
C2 = np.random.randint(20000, size=(len(C0), 3))
width = 1.0
C1 = ['foo', 'bar', 'baz']
ind = np.linspace(-width, width, len(C1))

colorsArr = plt.cm.BuPu(np.linspace(0, 0.5, len(C2)))
fig = plt.figure(figsize=(11,11))

prevBar = 0
for height, color, label in zip(C2, colorsArr, C0):
h = ax.bar(ind, height, width, bottom=prevBar, color=color, label=label)
prevBar = prevBar + height

plt.ylabel('Home Category')
plt.title('Affinity - Retail Details(Home category)')

# positions of the x-axis ticks (center of the bars as bar labels)
tick_pos = [i+(width/2.0) for i in ind]
# set the x ticks with names
plt.xticks(tick_pos, C1)
plt.yticks(np.arange(0,70000,3000))

handles, labels = ax.get_legend_handles_labels()
ax.legend(handles[::-1], labels[::-1], title='Line', loc='upper left')

plt.show()
``````

38
1/3/2016 1:44:21 PM

Or you could use the simpler

``````handles, labels = ax.get_legend_handles_labels()
ax.legend(reversed(handles), reversed(labels), title='Line', loc='upper left')
``````