Thanks!
-Joe

On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 12:50 AM, Eric Firing <efiring@hawaii.edu> wrote:
On 05/14/2011 12:22 PM, Joe Kington wrote:
> Hi,
>
> When getting an axis's extents through "axis", the autoscaling state of
> the axis is turned off, regardless of the state it was in before calling
> "ax.axis()"
>
> E.g.
> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
> fig = plt.figure()
> ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
> print ax.get_autoscale_on()
> limits = ax.axis()
> print ax.get_autoscale_on()
>
> It makes sense that it would be turned off if the axis's limits are
> manually set, but calling ax.get_xlim() or ax.get_ylim() doesn't change
> the autoscaling state, so why should getting the extents by calling
> ax.axis()?

It is now fixed in v1.0.x and master on github.

Eric
>
> This seems like confusing and/or inconsistent behavior to me. Would this
> be considered a bug?  If not, is it worth clarifying in the docstring to
> axis?
>
> Thanks,
> -Joe
>
>
>
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