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# How to generate an horizontal color axis in pyx density style?

In python pyx one can make color density plots such as this example:

``````from pyx import *

# Mandelbrot calculation contributed by Stephen Phillips

# Mandelbrot parameters
re_min = -2
re_max = 0.5
im_min = -1.25
im_max = 1.25
gridx = 100
gridy = 100
max_iter = 10

# Set-up
re_step = (re_max - re_min) / gridx
im_step = (im_max - im_min) / gridy
d = []

# Compute fractal
for re_index in range(gridx):
re = re_min + re_step * (re_index + 0.5)
for im_index in range(gridy):
im = im_min + im_step * (im_index + 0.5)
c = complex(re, im)
n = 0
z = complex(0, 0)
while n < max_iter and abs(z) < 2:
z = (z * z) + c
n += 1
d.append([re, im, n])

# Plot graph
g = graph.graphxy(height=8, width=8,
x=graph.axis.linear(min=re_min, max=re_max, title=r"\$\Re(c)\$"),
y=graph.axis.linear(min=im_min, max=im_max, title=r'\$\Im(c)\$'))
g.plot(graph.data.points(d, x=1, y=2, color=3, title="iterations"),

g.writePDFfile()
``````

The problem with that color legend is that if I have a page with fixed width, the whole image gets rescaled such that the width of the graph is reduced with respect to other graphs, in order to include the color bar. I would like to make the color bar horizontal above the graph to avoid this problem. Is there any easy fix to this? I could not find anything on the manual.

Solution

• You can generate the keygraph yourself with settings as needed:

``````kg = graph.graphx(ypos=-3, length=8, direction="horizontal", x_title="iterations")
``````

and pass it to the density style:

``````g.plot(graph.data.points(d, x=1, y=2, color=3),
``````g.insert(kg)