Axes from plt.subplots() is a “numpy.ndarray” object and has no attribute “plot”

If you debug your program by simply printing ax, you’ll quickly find out that ax is a two-dimensional array: one dimension for the rows, one for the columns.

Thus, you need two indices to index ax to retrieve the actual AxesSubplot instance, like:


If you want to iterate through the subplots in the way you do it now, by flattening ax first:

ax = ax.flatten()

and now ax is a one dimensional array. I don’t know if rows or columns are stepped through first, but if it’s the wrong around, use the transpose:

ax = ax.T.flatten()

Of course, by now it makes more sense to simply create each subplot on the fly, because that already has an index, and the other two numbers are fixed:

for x < plots_tot:
     ax = plt.subplot(nrows, ncols, x+1)

Note: you have x <= plots_tot, but with x starting at 0, you’ll get an IndexError next with your current code (after flattening your array). Matplotlib is (unfortunately) 1-indexed for subplots. I prefer using a 0-indexed variable (Python style), and just add +1 for the subplot index (like above).

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