In Makie, a figure can have multiple plots. But for some reason each plot is called an “Axis” instead of a “Plot”. I normally think of a 2d plot having two axes – I don’t think of the whole plot being one axis. Is this a legacy of Matplotlib’s naming “an Axes”?
In Makie, a primitive object placed in a Scene is called a plot (Lines, Scatter, Heatmap, etc), , so an Axis can’t be the same thing. To be honest, plotting is full of very loosely defined terms. When you say a figure can have multiple plots you’re subscribing to one view what a “plot” is but that’s not necessarily the only one. It’s similar with Axis, we say there’s an x axis and a y axis, so one Axis has two axes