> On 9. juni. 2009, at 17.18, Jouni K. Seppänen wrote:
>> Chaitanya Krishna <icymist@...> writes:
>>> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Paul Anton Letnes <paul.anton.letnes@...
>>> > wrote:
>>>> When I run the script below, the xlabel and ylabel do not show
>>>> up. If I
>>>> increase the figure size, it all works fine.
>>> I am not sure if it is a bug. But, it is usual that such a thing
>>> happens when you are making small figures (like in your case).
>> Arguably it is a bug, since it is reasonable to expect that when
>> you set
>> an xlabel or ylabel (or, say, large yticklabels), it shows up in the
>> figure. There are at least two problems to solve here: what should
>> user interface be like, and how can it best be implemented?
>> The user interface question seems difficult to me. If you set the
>> size to something small (as in this case) and then add labels, should
>> matplotlib reduce the area available for the plot? Or should it
>> the font size of the labels and the tick labels, and perhaps the
>> of white space between the axes and the labels? Or some combination
>> The implementation question could also be somewhat hairy, since the
>> bounding box of text objects depends on the backend. If agg and pdf
>> disagree on the size of a label, is it OK to get different-looking
>> results in png and pdf?
>> Jouni K. Seppänen
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> This _must_ be a bug. Consider the following:
> import matplotlib
> matplotlib.rcParams['figure.figsize'] = [8.85, 3.20]
> from pylab import *
> xs = linspace(0, 2 * pi)
> ys = sin(xs)
> plot(xs, ys)
> ylabel('y axis')
> Here, the vertical size is clearly large enough for a label, as it
> is a full inch larger than in the previous example. However, the
> xlabel is truncated. This _must_ be a bug. When I make a plot, I
> would expect that all parts of the plot appear on the plot.
> As an example, in Gnuplot, the text just appears in the "right
> place", but is too large (overlaps the plot, etc). Hence, you see
> for yourself that the font size is the problem.
> Anyway, it can't be the font size here, as the xlabel was completely
> outside the "bounding box" (I'm not sure of the terminology). To me,
> it just looks like a problem with the scaling - the plot looks
> perfectly OK in Illustrator, disregarding that it doesn't fit inside
> the "viewing window".
> I'm not an expert, and I certainly don't know how to fix this. But I
> do know that other software manages this nicely. Don't get me wrong,
> I use matplotlib because I like it - but it should be possible to
> fix this problem.
> Best regards,