Well, it is a new feature with plenty of room for improvements. Maybe some sort of mindist parameter would be useful to establish a minimum distance between text objects?
On Wednesday, January 4, 2012, jeffsp <email@example.com
> plt.tight_layout(), sweet
> it still makes the labels too close to read, even if they don't overlap.
> that is, they're just a continuous string of numbers with no whitespace
> it does clean up the rest of the plot really nicely, though, without having
> to continually dick around with subplots_adjust