when I use twinx() to have y1 and y2 axes and set ticklabel_format style to 'sci' on the y2 axis, ticks on the y2 are properly numbered, but the "1e-5" that is supposed to be atop y2 appears on the top of y1 instead. When both y1 and y2 use the exponents, they overwrite each other -- a minimal example (result attached in pdf):
pylab.ticklabel_format(style='sci',scilimits=(0,0),axis='both') # this is not necessary to show the bug
pylab.ticklabel_format(style='sci',scilimits=(0,0),axis='both') # makes 1e-5 appear on the left instead of on the right
I've had this issue with versions .99, 1.0.0, running on Linux (Ubuntu, versions 9.04 through to 10.10).
PS. what's wrong with the sf.net bugzilla? I was not able to post the issue there --
overlap.pdf (6.64 KB)