On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 2:21 AM, Jonathan Bruck <jdt.bruck@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for a response, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to work. I have some sample code on pastebin http://pastebin.com/W6JmbCsz in case the following does not email out well

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
Created on Thu Apr 12 11:16:03 2012

Using the current stable version of pythonxy on Windows 7 32bit
Author: Jonathan

Notice how the figure box is not placed correctly, effectively missing the
legend entirely

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

x = np.arange(-2*np.pi, 2*np.pi, 0.1)
fig = plt.figure(1, figsize=(8,6))
ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
ax.plot(x, np.sin(x), label='Sine')
ax.plot(x, np.cos(x), label='Cosine')
ax.plot(x, np.arctan(x), label='Inverse tan')
handles, labels = ax.get_legend_handles_labels()
lgd = ax.legend(handles, labels, loc=9, bbox_to_anchor=(0.5,-0.1))
fig.savefig('samplefigure', bbox_extra_artists=(lgd,), bbox='tight')

I apologize, it was bbox_inches='tight', not bbox='tight'.  Because savefig has to be able to take arbitrary kwargs that get passed down to the backends, it does not check for incorrect kwargs.

Ben Root