I sent this email just after Christmas and would appreciate it if anyone has any suggestions. I am unsure if I have missed a parameter or should I file a bug?


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From: Luke Jennings <ubuntujenkins@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 8:52 PM
Subject: Polar graph radial labels
To: matplotlib-users@lists.sourceforge.net


I am plotting polar graphs for a university project, the data is confidential but I based the work on this example http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/pylab_examples/polar_demo.html and fortunately the same problem occurs with this. If you take that code and change the last four lines from:


ax.set_title("And there was much rejoicing!", fontsize=20)
ax.set_title("And there was much rejoicing!", fontsize=20)
and then run the script. 

The min and max needs to be very tight so that the data I am looking at can be displayed properly. With the tight axis range, the labels end up of to the top right, they are just visible on my screen (1920x1080) when the graph is maximised.

After some experimenting the smaller the range between the maximum and minimum values the further to the right the labels go. I have not looked into the coding of the polar module as my python knowledge is not great, but my guess is that the labels are a set distance from the radial markers. 

So my question is how do I move the radial labels back to the correct location? 

I hope I have not missed the answer in the documentation. I have installed version 1.1.0 of matplotlib and its still a problem in it, thanks for the good instructions on how to do it on ubuntu.

I look forward to any help.