Hello,

I am working on a plot in which I need to modify the value of the xticks. A snippet of my code is attached below:

              fig=figure()                                        
    gs=matplotlib.gridspec.GridSpec(1,2,width_ratios=[3,1])
    gs.update(wspace=0.1)
    ax=subplot(gs[0])
    ylabel('Frequency (cm'+r'$^{-1}$'+')')
    for i in range(0,len(ydata)):
        plot(xdata[i],ydata[i],'r-',linewidth=1.5)
    plot(xdata[0],[0.0]*len(xdata[0]),'k:')
    pos=[0,49.9856985699,99.9713971397,170.661849982,212.979781775,283.67023461\
7,333.655933187,375.97386498]
    locs,labels=xticks(pos,[r'$\Gamma$','X','M',r'$\Gamma$','Z','A','R','X'])
    for i in range(0,len(pos)):
        plt.axvline(x=pos[i],linewidth=0.5,color='k',alpha=0.5)
    axis([0,375.98,0,300])
    ax2=subplot(gs[1])
    plot(dosydata,dosxdata,'r-',linewidth=1.5)
    a=gca()
    b=a.get_xticks()
    print b
    a.xaxis.set_ticks([0.0, 0.015, 0.03])
   a.tick_params(axis='x',labelsize=14)
    a.set_xlim([0,0.03])
    a.set_ylim([0,300])                           
    ax.label_outer()
    ax2.label_outer()
    show()

It's a plot with two subplots. Anyway, the issue I'm running into concerns the x-axis on the second subplot. As you can see I have set it explicitly with "a.xaxis.set_ticks([0.0, 0.015, 0.03])". However, when I do this it shows up as (0.000, 0.015,0.030) which I would really like it to look like (0,0.015,0.03). In other words, I don't want extra zeros because they are unnecessary and make the text run into my other subplot. So I need to be able to format them somehow. How would I achieve this selective formatting (because of course I want 0.015 to show up that way and not 0.01). 

Thanks so much in advance for the help!

Best,
Brad