pyplot zooming in

I am trying to plot some data from Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) files, and I wanted to know if anyone knows how to focus on certain regions of a plot's axis. Here is some example code:

import pyfits
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
from matplotlib import pylab
from pylab import *
#Assuming I have my data in the current directory
a = pyfits.getdata('fits1.fits')
x = a['data1'] # Let's assume data1 is the column: [0, 1, 1.3, 1.5, 2, 4,  8]
y = a['data2'] # And data2 is the column:          [0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5,3]

How could I only plot the region from [1.3 to 4] in the x-axis?


  • Use the plt.axis() function with your limits.

    plt.axis([x_min, x_max, y_min, y_max])

    where x_min, x_max, y_min, and y_max are the coordinate limits for both axes.