Hi Goyo and Darren,
thanks for pointing out the rcParams solution! For the time being,
this seems an OK approach. I'd like to use the automatic solution,
though, but this does not seem to work:
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import matplotlib.transforms as mtransforms
import numpy,pylab,matplotlib.ticker as mtick
x = numpy.linspace(0,10,1000)
y = numpy.exp(x)
pylab.rcdefaults()
def on_draw(event):
bboxes = []
for label in labels:
bbox = label.get_window_extent()
# the figure transform goes from relative coords>pixels and we
# want the inverse of that
bboxi = bbox.inverse_transformed(fig.transFigure)
bboxes.append(bboxi)
# this is the bbox that bounds all the bboxes, again in relative
# figure coords
bbox = mtransforms.Bbox.union(bboxes)
if fig.subplotpars.left < bbox.width:
# we need to move it over
fig.subplots_adjust(left=1.1*bbox.width) # pad a little
fig.canvas.draw()
return False
fig = pylab.figure(figsize=(5,3))
ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
ax.set_yscale('log')
ax.yaxis.set_major_formatter(mtick.FormatStrFormatter('%d'))
ax.set_xlabel('asdf')
ax.set_ylabel('qwer')
ax.plot(x,y)
labels = ax.get_yticklabels()
fig.canvas.mpl_connect('draw_event', on_draw)
fig.savefig('example_mplticker_2')
2011/2/25 Darren Dale <dsdale24@...>:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 4:23 AM, Daniel Mader
> <danielstefanmader@...> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> there has been a similar question recently but I couldn't figure out
>> if or how this is solved:
>>
>> I'd like to reduce the figure size so that I can add it to a LaTeX
>> document without scaling (PDF output with LaTeX font rendering). For
>> that, I need to adapt the font sizes, too.
>>
>> Unfortunately, the canvas is not properly scaled so that the axis
>> labels and the possibly the tick marks are cut off.
>>
>> Is this a bug, feature, design flaw? How can I properly work around
>> it, i.e. reduce the graph automatically for a given figsize/font size
>> combination so that everything fits on the figure?
>>
>> An example follows to demonstrate, thanks in advance
>
> I use matplotlib for this purpose pretty frequently. A few tricks:
>
> from http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/customizing.html :
> # note that font.size controls default text sizes. To configure
> # special text sizes tick labels, axes, labels, title, etc, see the rc
> # settings for axes and ticks. Special text sizes can be defined
> # relative to font.size, using the following values: xxsmall, xsmall,
> # small, medium, large, xlarge, xxlarge, larger, or smaller
>
> # specify the figure canvas size, in inches
> figure(figsize=(3.4, 4))
>
> # place the axes in the figure window
> # specifying (left, bottom, width, height) as fraction of figure size
> # adjust those positions to make enough room for tick and axis labels
> axes([0.15, 0.12, 0.8, 0.83])
>
> Specify the dpi for you screen, so the figure rendered on your screen
> is the correct size. This is figure.dpi, best to set it in
> matplotlibrc.
>
> Darren
>

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