# PyX — Example: axis/minimal.py

## Minimal example for drawing an isolated axis

from pyx import * c = graph.axis.pathaxis(path.curve(0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 4, 4, 4), graph.axis.linear(min=0, max=10)) c.writeEPSfile("minimal") c.writePDFfile("minimal")

### Description

This is the basic example of how to draw an axis alone -- without the whole graph. It serves to simplify the following examples. The function `pathaxis`

from the `graph.axis`

module takes a path and returns a canvas which contains the drawn axis.

In contrast to the typical usecase of graphs containing data, we here have to provide the range explicitly (using the `min`

and `max`

arguments). For real graphs the range of an axis, of course, is adjusted automatically, although you can still set minimal and/or maximal values to force a certain axis range.