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# Aspect ratios#

*Section author: Florian Zill (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ)*

By default plots with meshplotlib try to retain the true mesh proportions. If the meshes aspect ratio lies outside of predefined limits (setup.min_ax_aspect, setup.max_ax_aspect) the axes get compressed to stay inside the given limits. The following examples shall illustrate this behaviour.

```
import numpy as np
import pyvista as pv
from ogstools.meshplotlib import plot, setup
setup.reset()
print(f"{setup.min_ax_aspect=}")
print(f"{setup.max_ax_aspect=}")
```

```
setup.min_ax_aspect=0.5
setup.max_ax_aspect=2.0
```

The following fits inside the defined limits and gets displayed with true proportions.

```
fig = plot(custom_mesh(np.pi * 2, np.pi), "example")
```

This one would be too wide and thus and gets compressed to fit the maximum aspect ratio.

```
fig = plot(custom_mesh(np.pi * 4, np.pi), "example")
```

When plotting multiple meshes together, this applies to each subplot. So here each subplot has true proportions again since each one fits the limits.

```
fig = plot(
[custom_mesh(np.pi * 2, np.pi), custom_mesh(np.pi * 2, np.pi)], "example"
)
```

The following figure would be to tall and is clipped to the minimum aspect ratio.

```
fig = plot(custom_mesh(np.pi, np.pi * 3), "example")
```

The same is true here:

```
fig = plot(
[custom_mesh(np.pi, np.pi * 3), custom_mesh(np.pi, np.pi * 3)], "example"
)
```

You can enforce true proportions regardless of the resulting figures dimensions, by setting the limiting values to None. In this case we get a very wide figure.

```
setup.min_ax_aspect = None
setup.max_ax_aspect = None
fig = plot(custom_mesh(np.pi * 3, np.pi), "example")
```

And in this case we get a very tall figure.

```
fig = plot(custom_mesh(np.pi, np.pi * 3), "example")
```

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