Colorbar labels never appear vertically

Hi,

I am having a problem where the colorbar labels will never appear vertically, even when their rotation is specified as “vertical”. As you can see in the screenshot here: http://minus.com/lbOJyOljH this creates problems when the labels are cut off and generally looks unprofessional.

I am creating the colorbars with code like:
cbar1.set_label(“Lifetime [$\mu$s]”, rotation=‘vertical’)

And yet the specified rotation has no effect.

Any help would be much appreciated,

James

Hi,

I am having a problem where the colorbar labels will never appear
vertically, even when their rotation is specified as "vertical". As you
can see in the screenshot here: http://minus.com/lbOJyOljH this creates
problems when the labels are cut off and generally looks unprofessional.

I am creating the colorbars with code like:
         cbar1.set_label("Lifetime [$\mu$s]", rotation='vertical')

I don't understand; even with no kwarg, the label on a vertical colorbar will be vertical. It has been that way for as long as I can remember.

What mpl version are you using?
Please provide a minimal standalone script showing the problem.

Eric

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On 08/18/2011 09:53 PM, James McMurray wrote:

And yet the specified rotation has no effect.

Any help would be much appreciated,
James

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I made this standalone script here: http://pastebin.com/AnKeCwiU and this does not suffer from the issue. For comparison here is the plotting function in my program: http://pastebin.com/7xxtPQYb

The only major difference is the use of the interactive display in the script, against the use of Figure and the GTK canvas in my application.

I am using matplotlib 1.0.1

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On 19 August 2011 10:28, Eric Firing <efiring@…202…> wrote:

On 08/18/2011 09:53 PM, James McMurray wrote:

Hi,

I am having a problem where the colorbar labels will never appear

vertically, even when their rotation is specified as “vertical”. As you

can see in the screenshot here: http://minus.com/lbOJyOljH this creates

problems when the labels are cut off and generally looks unprofessional.

I am creating the colorbars with code like:

     cbar1.set_label("Lifetime [$\mu$s]", rotation='vertical')

I don’t understand; even with no kwarg, the label on a vertical colorbar

will be vertical. It has been that way for as long as I can remember.

What mpl version are you using?

Please provide a minimal standalone script showing the problem.

Eric

And yet the specified rotation has no effect.

Any help would be much appreciated,

James


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After some testing, it appears to be caused by the use of LaTeX in the labels which then prevents it from being rotated (but only inside the GTK application). I have no idea why this is only occurring when it is not in interactive mode, but I guess for the time being I can just try not to use LaTeX.

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On 19 August 2011 10:57, James McMurray <jamesmcm03@…1972…> wrote:

I made this standalone script here: http://pastebin.com/AnKeCwiU and this does not suffer from the issue. For comparison here is the plotting function in my program: http://pastebin.com/7xxtPQYb

The only major difference is the use of the interactive display in the script, against the use of Figure and the GTK canvas in my application.

I am using matplotlib 1.0.1

On 19 August 2011 10:28, Eric Firing <efiring@…202…> wrote:

On 08/18/2011 09:53 PM, James McMurray wrote:

Hi,

I am having a problem where the colorbar labels will never appear

vertically, even when their rotation is specified as “vertical”. As you

can see in the screenshot here: http://minus.com/lbOJyOljH this creates

problems when the labels are cut off and generally looks unprofessional.

I am creating the colorbars with code like:

     cbar1.set_label("Lifetime [$\mu$s]", rotation='vertical')

I don’t understand; even with no kwarg, the label on a vertical colorbar

will be vertical. It has been that way for as long as I can remember.

What mpl version are you using?

Please provide a minimal standalone script showing the problem.

Eric

And yet the specified rotation has no effect.

Any help would be much appreciated,

James


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I made this standalone script here: http://pastebin.com/AnKeCwiU and
this does not suffer from the issue. For comparison here is the plotting
function in my program: http://pastebin.com/7xxtPQYb

The problem is that the Gtk backend does not support text rotation. If you use FigureCanvasGTKAgg instead of FigureCanvasGTK, I think the behavior will be back to normal. The Gtk backend is not fully functional or supported.

Eric

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On 08/18/2011 10:57 PM, James McMurray wrote:

The only major difference is the use of the interactive display in the
script, against the use of Figure and the GTK canvas in my application.

I am using matplotlib 1.0.1

On 19 August 2011 10:28, Eric Firing <efiring@…202… > <mailto:efiring@…202…>> wrote:

    On 08/18/2011 09:53 PM, James McMurray wrote:
     > Hi,
     >
     > I am having a problem where the colorbar labels will never appear
     > vertically, even when their rotation is specified as "vertical".
    As you
     > can see in the screenshot here: http://minus.com/lbOJyOljH this
    creates
     > problems when the labels are cut off and generally looks
    unprofessional.
     >
     > I am creating the colorbars with code like:
     > cbar1.set_label("Lifetime [$\mu$s]", rotation='vertical')

    I don't understand; even with no kwarg, the label on a vertical colorbar
    will be vertical. It has been that way for as long as I can remember.

    What mpl version are you using?
    Please provide a minimal standalone script showing the problem.

    Eric

     >
     > And yet the specified rotation has no effect.
     >
     > Any help would be much appreciated,
     > James
     >
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