Thanks for all the suggestions,
Spines did the trick.
JJ, I would like to be able to contribute more, but my python knowledge is very limited and I'm still a very Matlab oriented person.
Anyways, maybe people here might be interested in my recent adventure trying to learn python. I converted the CSIRO seawater library from matlab to python.
I know that this is specific for oceanographers, but I saw some of us in this list.
Thanks again, this list helped my a lot.
For the following plotI using a large font for the tick-label that causes the first x,y tick-labels to overlap
for now I'm padding spaces to "fix" the plot, like this:
newtick = ["-10 ", "-5 ", "0 ", "5 ", "10 "]
pos =[-10, -5, 0, 5, 10]
However I was wondering if there is any automatic way to avoid or fix this overlap.