# Axis Limits and Aspect Ratios

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#### Control where and how data appears in a plot by setting limits and aspect ratios.

## Axis limits

You can control where data appears in the axes by setting `xlimits`

and `ylimits`

.

```
using Plots
x = 0:0.01:1;
y = @. sin(8*2π*x)/exp(10*x);
plot(
x,y,
lw=3,
label=false,
ylimits=(-1,1),
xlimits=(0,0.5)
)
```

## Equal Aspect Ratio

In order to get equally scaled axes with Plots.jl, we set the attribute

`aspect_ratio = :equal `

(This is the Plots.jl equivalent to Matlab’s “axis equal”.)

```
using Plots
x = 0:0.01:1;
y = @. sin(8*2π*x)/exp(10*x);
plot(
x,y,
lw=3,
label=false,
aspect_ratio = :equal
)
```