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 [Matplotlib-users] legend outside the plot From: Wolfgang Kerzendorf - 2007-08-27 15:05:40 ```Is there any way to display a legend in a second window or outside the plot? thanks in advance Wolfgang ```
 Re: [Matplotlib-users] legend outside the plot From: Bernhard Voigt - 2007-08-29 08:57:12 Attachments: Message as HTML ```Here's a legend function which allows you to specify loc='outer right'. The part for 'outer left' doesn't work. It basically wrappes the pylab.legendmethod, it rescales the plot and sets the location of the legend to coordinates outside of the current axes. def legend(*args, **kwargs): """ Overwrites the pylab legend function. It adds another location identfier 'outer right' which locates the legend on the right side of the plot The args and kwargs are forwarded to the pylab legend function """ if kwargs.has_key('loc'): loc = kwargs['loc'] loc = loc.split() if loc[0] == 'outer': # make a legend with out the location # remove the location setting from the kwargs kwargs.pop('loc') leg = pylab.legend(loc=(0,0), *args, **kwargs) frame = leg.get_frame() currentAxes = pylab.gca() currentAxesPos = currentAxes.get_position() # scale plot by the part which is taken by the legend plotScaling = frame.get_width()/currentAxesPos[2] if loc[1] == 'right': # scale the plot currentAxes.set_position((currentAxesPos[0], currentAxesPos[1], currentAxesPos[2] * (1-plotScaling), currentAxesPos[3])) # set x and y coordinates of legend leg._loc = (1 + leg.axespad, 1 - frame.get_height()) # doesn't work #if loc[1] == 'left': # # scale the plot # currentAxes.set_position((currentAxesPos[0] + frame.get_width(), # currentAxesPos[1], # currentAxesPos[2] * (1-plotScaling), # currentAxesPos[3])) # # set x and y coordinates of legend # leg._loc = (1 -.05 - leg.axespad - frame.get_width(), 1 - frame.get_height()) pylab.draw_if_interactive() return leg return pylab.legend(*args, **kwargs) Cheers! Bernhard On 8/27/07, Wolfgang Kerzendorf wrote: > > Is there any way to display a legend in a second window or outside the > plot? > thanks in advance > Wolfgang > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------- > This SF.net email is sponsored by: Splunk Inc. > Still grepping through log files to find problems? Stop. > Now Search log events and configuration files using AJAX and a browser. > Download your FREE copy of Splunk now >> http://get.splunk.com/ > _______________________________________________ > Matplotlib-users mailing list > Matplotlib-users@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/matplotlib-users > ```