Tag Archives: Matplotlib

IPython magic commands

Jupyter notebooks are a scientific computing development platform that can run many different programming languages, including Python via the interactive Python interpreter IPython. The key advantage in a notebook environment is that code can be sectioned into cells for testing while retaining all the interactive features of IPython, including magic commands. IPython magics are a specialised set of commands hosted

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Matplotlib: How to plot subplots of unequal sizes

Sometimes we would like to focus more on some data and less on others, but still provide a visual display. The matplotlib function gridspec allows subplots of unequal size to be plotted on the same figure. How this function can be applied will be demonstrated using simulated data. Let’s simulate some common probability distributions of different statistics using Python’s numpy.random

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