axis('scale')

Hi, this is a very useful option, similar to that of the

    > "axis image" of matlab. a small wish from me: is it also
    > possible to let the option "freeze" the aspect ratio of the
    > figure(s) in question when the window is resized? this is
    > like the matlab behaviour for "axis image", e.g. when the
    > window is enlarged in such a way that the aspect ratio of
    > the window changes, the aspect ratio of the figure(s)
    > remains the same while the increase.

Hey Helge,

This would be useful, but is nontrivial. To make it work, matplotlib
needs to expose the "resize event" across backends so that the Axes
code can connect to it and update itself during the resize. Please
file a support request on the sf site at
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=80706&atid=560721

Thanks,
JDH