Asked By – mishaF
I am making a group of subplot (say, 3 x 2) in matplotlib, but I have fewer than 6 datasets. How can I make the remaining subplot blank?
The arrangement looks like this:
+----+----+ | 0,0| 0,1| +----+----+ | 1,0| 1,1| +----+----+ | 2,0| 2,1| +----+----+
This may go on for several pages, but on the final page, there are, for example, 5 datasets to the 2,1 box will be empty. However, I have declared the figure as:
cfig,ax = plt.subplots(3,2)
So in the space for subplot 2,1 there is a default set of axes with ticks and labels. How can I programatically render that space blank and devoid of axes?
Now we will see solution for issue: How can I make a blank subplot in matplotlib?
You could always hide the axes which you do not need. For example, the following code turns off the 6th axes completely:
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt hf, ha = plt.subplots(3,2) ha[-1, -1].axis('off') plt.show()
and results in the following figure:
Alternatively, see the accepted answer to the question Hiding axis text in matplotlib plots for a way of keeping the axes but hiding all the axes decorations (e.g. the tick marks and labels).