## [Matplotlib-users] controlling padding between axis and ticklabels in polar plots

 [Matplotlib-users] controlling padding between axis and ticklabels in polar plots From: Daniel Platz - 2010-04-13 16:08:35 ```Hello, I have a question concerning the label positions of x- or y-ticks. My problem is that I want to make a polar plot with ticklabels. To generate such a plot you can use the following simple example script. # ################################################# import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt r = np.linspace(0, 10, 100) t = np.linspace(0, 4*np.pi, 100) fig = plt.figure(1) fig.clf() ax = fig.add_subplot(1,1,1, polar=True) ax.plot(t, r, lw=2) plt.draw() plt.show() # ################################################## When generating a polarplot with this script one realizes that the r-ticklabels (y-ticklabels) end up on the gridlines. This looks looks kind of ugly especially for the last ticklabel ("10") which breaks the solid line at the outer plot boundary. So I would like to move the ticklabels a little bit to the right. My question is: Is there a simple trick to change the default ticklabelpad between the axis and the ticklabels or do I have to do this manually by changing the position of every single ticklabel? About a short answer I would be very glad. With kind regards, Daniel ```

 [Matplotlib-users] controlling padding between axis and ticklabels in polar plots From: Daniel Platz - 2010-04-13 16:08:35 ```Hello, I have a question concerning the label positions of x- or y-ticks. My problem is that I want to make a polar plot with ticklabels. To generate such a plot you can use the following simple example script. # ################################################# import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt r = np.linspace(0, 10, 100) t = np.linspace(0, 4*np.pi, 100) fig = plt.figure(1) fig.clf() ax = fig.add_subplot(1,1,1, polar=True) ax.plot(t, r, lw=2) plt.draw() plt.show() # ################################################## When generating a polarplot with this script one realizes that the r-ticklabels (y-ticklabels) end up on the gridlines. This looks looks kind of ugly especially for the last ticklabel ("10") which breaks the solid line at the outer plot boundary. So I would like to move the ticklabels a little bit to the right. My question is: Is there a simple trick to change the default ticklabelpad between the axis and the ticklabels or do I have to do this manually by changing the position of every single ticklabel? About a short answer I would be very glad. With kind regards, Daniel ```
 Re: [Matplotlib-users] controlling padding between axis and ticklabels in polar plots From: Jae-Joon Lee - 2010-04-19 18:01:16 ```There seems no obvious way to change the padding. You may use *set_rgrids* method which takes rpad parameter but you need to specify the tick locations also. Here is a simple function taken from set_rgrids method, that only change the padding. def update_rpads(ax, rpad): angle = ax._r_label1_position.to_values()[4] rmax = ax.get_rmax() ax._r_label1_position.clear().translate(angle, rpad * rmax) ax._r_label2_position.clear().translate(angle, -rpad * rmax) update_rpads(ax, rpad=0.05) Regards, -JJ On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Daniel Platz wrote: > Hello, > > I have a question concerning the label positions of x- or y-ticks. My > problem is that I want to make a polar plot with ticklabels. To > generate such a plot you can use the following simple example script. > > # ################################################# > import numpy as np > import matplotlib.pyplot as plt > > r = np.linspace(0, 10, 100) > t = np.linspace(0, 4*np.pi, 100) > > fig = plt.figure(1) > fig.clf() > ax = fig.add_subplot(1,1,1, polar=True) > ax.plot(t, r, lw=2) > > plt.draw() > plt.show() > # ################################################## > > When generating a polarplot with this script one realizes that the > r-ticklabels (y-ticklabels) end up on the gridlines. This looks looks > kind of ugly especially for the last ticklabel ("10") which breaks the > solid line at the outer plot boundary. So I would like to move the > ticklabels a little bit to the right. > > My question is: Is there a simple trick to change the default > ticklabelpad between the axis and the ticklabels or do I have to do > this manually by changing the position of every single ticklabel? > > About a short answer I would be very glad. > > With kind regards, > > Daniel > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Download Intel® Parallel Studio Eval > Try the new software tools for yourself. Speed compiling, find bugs > proactively, and fine-tune applications for parallel performance. > See why Intel Parallel Studio got high marks during beta. > http://p.sf.net/sfu/intel-sw-dev > _______________________________________________ > Matplotlib-users mailing list > Matplotlib-users@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/matplotlib-users > ```