On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Pawel <email@example.com>
Is it possible to set the size of only some tick labels? I
tick labels (residue names). I'd like to reduce the font size
two of the labels to make them fit better, but keep the size
remaining labels the same.
It isn't _impossible_, but mpl certainly won't make it easy
for you. After creating your graph and tick labels, you would
have to get back the tick labels as a list of Text objects
using "get_xticklabels()". Then, you modify the font size of
the appropriate element in that list. Perhaps something like
xticks = ax.get_xticklabels()
xticks.set_fontsize(xticks.get_fontsize() * 0.9)
Note: Completely untested.
And in a similar vein, is it possible to change the padding of
tick labels? Again, I'd like to increase the padding of just
two of the
labels but keep the remaining the same.
By "padding" are you referring to the spacing between the tick
labels? That would have to be done by changing the tick
locations themselves. By default, the ticks are equally
spaced over the specified domain, and the labels for those
ticks are placed so that the center lines up with the tick
mark. Try using "get_xticks()" and "set_yticks()" and see
I hope that helps!