Fix Python – How to add title to subplots in Matplotlib

Question

Asked By – Shailen

I have one figure which contains many subplots.

fig = plt.figure(num=None, figsize=(26, 12), dpi=80, facecolor='w', edgecolor='k')
fig.canvas.set_window_title('Window Title')

# Returns the Axes instance
ax = fig.add_subplot(311) 
ax2 = fig.add_subplot(312) 
ax3 = fig.add_subplot(313) 

How do I add titles to the subplots?

fig.suptitle adds a title to all graphs and although ax.set_title() exists, the latter does not add any title to my subplots.

Thank you for your help.

Edit:
Corrected typo about set_title(). Thanks Rutger Kassies

Now we will see solution for issue: How to add title to subplots in Matplotlib


Answer

ax.title.set_text('My Plot Title') seems to work too.

fig = plt.figure()
ax1 = fig.add_subplot(221)
ax2 = fig.add_subplot(222)
ax3 = fig.add_subplot(223)
ax4 = fig.add_subplot(224)
ax1.title.set_text('First Plot')
ax2.title.set_text('Second Plot')
ax3.title.set_text('Third Plot')
ax4.title.set_text('Fourth Plot')
plt.show()

matplotlib add titles on subplots

This question is answered By – Jarad

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