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axes.get_tightbbox doesn't include legends... #9130

jklymak opened this issue Aug 30, 2017 · 3 comments


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Bug report

The bbox returned by axes.get_tightbbox doesn't include legends that overspill the axis.

Bug summary

This is an easy fix, but wasn't sure if the behavior was desired:

Code for reproduction

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

fig, ax = plt.subplots()
h = ax.plot(range(10), label='boo')
hh = ax.legend(h, 'Boooo', loc='center left', bbox_to_anchor=(0.9, 0.5))

Actual outcome

Bbox(x0=61.40277777777777, y0=29.077777777777776, x1=579.5, y1=425.9)
Bbox(x0=61.40277777777777, y0=29.077777777777776, x1=579.5, y1=425.9)
Bbox(x0=540.288888888889, y0=212.48888888888885, x1=659.413888888889, y1=262.71111111111105)

Expected outcome

The second bbox could have x1=659.41 to include the legend.


in axes/ we could change:

     for child in self.get_children():
            if isinstance(child, OffsetBox) and child.get_visible():
            elif isinstance(child, Legend) and child.get_visible():

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[MRG] Constrained_layout (geometry manager) #9082

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commented Aug 30, 2017

@WeatherGod This is just designed to catch legends that are children of the axes object. This won't do anything with legends that are associated w/ figures.


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commented Nov 26, 2017

Closed by #9164

@jklymak jklymak closed this Nov 26, 2017

@QuLogic QuLogic added this to the v2.2 milestone Nov 26, 2017

@QuLogic QuLogic modified the milestones: needs sorting, v2.2.0 Feb 12, 2018

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