On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:


On Wednesday, January 4, 2012, jeffsp <jeffsp@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> plt.tight_layout(), sweet
>
> it still makes the labels too close to read, even if they don't overlap.
> that is, they're just a continuous string of numbers with no whitespace
> between.
>
> it does clean up the rest of the plot really nicely, though, without having
> to continually dick around with subplots_adjust
>
>

Well, it is a new feature with plenty of room for improvements.  Maybe some sort of mindist parameter would be useful to establish a minimum distance between text objects?

Ben Root


Something like that sounds good.  If there were a way to make it the default that labels would never overlap (but that default could be toggled for those who, somehow, want to not be able to read their labels?), that strikes me as best.

In the meantime, what are other ways to do this?