# pygmt.Figure.shift_origin

Figure.shift_origin(xshift=None, yshift=None)

Shift plot origin in x and/or y directions.

This method shifts the plot origin relative to the current origin by xshift and yshift in x and y directions, respectively. Optionally, append the length unit (c for centimeters, i for inches, or p for points) to the shifts. Default unit if not explicitly given is c, but can be changed to other units via PROJ_LENGTH_UNIT.

For xshift, a special character w can also be used, which represents the bounding box width of the previous plot. The full syntax is [[±][f]w[/d]±]xoff, where optional signs, factor f and divisor d can be used to compute an offset that may be adjusted further by ±xoff. Assuming that the previous plot has a width of 10 centimeters, here are some example values for xshift:

• "w": x-shift is 10 cm

• "w+2c": x-shift is 10+2=12 cm

• "2w+3c": x-shift is 2*10+3=23 cm

• "w/2-2c": x-shift is 10/2-2=3 cm

Similarly, for yshift, a special character h can also be used, which is the bounding box height of the previous plot.

Note: The previous plot bounding box refers to the last object plotted, which may be a basemap, image, logo, legend, colorbar, etc.

Parameters:
• xshift (, default: None) – Shift plot origin in x direction.

• yshift (, default: None) – Shift plot origin in y direction.

Examples

>>> import pygmt
>>> fig = pygmt.Figure()
>>> fig.basemap(region=[0, 10, 0, 10], projection="X10c/10c", frame=True)
>>> # Shift the plot origin in x direction by 12 cm
>>> fig.shift_origin(xshift=12)
>>> fig.basemap(region=[0, 10, 0, 10], projection="X14c/10c", frame=True)
>>> # Shift the plot origin in x direction based on the previous plot width
>>> # Here, the width is 14 cm, and xshift is 16 cm
>>> fig.shift_origin(xshift="w+2c")
>>> fig.show()


## Examples using pygmt.Figure.shift_origin

Connection lines

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Envelope

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Line segment caps and joints

Line segment caps and joints

Clipping grid values

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Cross-section along a transect

Cross-section along a transect

3-D scatter plots

3-D scatter plots

Blockmean

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Scatter plot with histograms

Scatter plot with histograms

Coastlines and borders

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Plotting text

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Cartesian histograms

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Configuring PyGMT defaults

Configuring PyGMT defaults

Making subplots

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Polar

Polar