On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Daniel Mader <danielstefanmader@googlemail.com> wrote:
Hi,

this is a known problem when working with subplots, reducing the
figure size or increasing the font size. It is like that by design but
there are workarounds.

http://old.nabble.com/Feature-request%3A-automatic-scaling-of-subplots,-margins,-etc-td31556961.html
http://old.nabble.com/faq%3A-reducing-figure.figsize-cuts-off-labels-and-tick-marks-td30984092.html

Hope this helps :)


Yes, it is a known problem, and it is by design.  However, the OP has a good point that the gallary should have nice-looking plots.  Therefore, it would make sense to modify those really bad examples with subplot_adjust() to allow them to look better.

Ben Root