# seaborn heatmap y-axis reverse order

PythonMatplotlibHeatmapSeaborn## Python Problem Overview

Have a look at this heatmap found in the seaborn heatmap documentation.

Right now the y-axis starts with 9 at the bottom, and ends with 0 on top. Is there a way to turn this around, i.e. start with 0 at bottom and end with 9 at the top?

## Python Solutions

## Solution 1 - Python

Looks like `ax.invert_yaxis()`

solves it.

Following the example from which you got the figure:

```
import numpy as np; np.random.seed(0)
import seaborn as sns; sns.set()
uniform_data = np.random.rand(10, 12)
ax = sns.heatmap(uniform_data)
ax.invert_yaxis()
```

## Solution 2 - Python

If you are using a 'hex' `jointplot()`

for a heatmap like I was, then you can do this:

```
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy
import seaborn
x = numpy.arange(10)
y = x**2
g = seaborn.jointplot(x, y, kind='hex')
g.fig.axes[0].invert_yaxis()
plt.show()
```

## Solution 3 - Python

I found a simpler method to set the axes order, using the options **ylim** and **xlim**. In the following examples I plot H, a 2d matrix (NX x NY), changing the axes order:

```
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import seaborn as sns
NX=10
NY=20
H = np.random.rand(NY, NX)
sns.heatmap(H, xticklabels=True, yticklabels=True, annot = True)
plt.ylim(0,NY)
plt.xlim(0,NX)
plt.show()
```

```
NX=10
NY=20
H = np.random.rand(NY, NX)
sns.heatmap(H, xticklabels=True, yticklabels=True, annot = True)
plt.ylim(NY,0)
plt.xlim(NX,0)
plt.show()
```