I've found it impossible to get some control over ticks in a 3D plot (Axes3D, using with projection='3d' option) in Matplotlib 1.0.1 (EPD 7.1-1 linux 64-bit). Namely, I have one out of four subplots, that is 3D and it has much to many ticks (tick labels to be exact), which makes them unreadable (most of them overlay on one another, not mentioning axis labels are covered as well). Usually in such situations I used set_x(y)ticks with some values or ax.x(y)axis.get_major_locator()._nbins if I just wanted a certain number. But I've found that _nbins doesn't do anything (also, there is no zaxis object), set_zticks return an error 'AttributeError: 'Axes3DSubplot' object has no attribute 'set_zticks'' and set_x(y)ticks changes ticks of not 3d axis but 2d one. Is there any (other) way to influence the number of ticks?
Thanks for the help in advance.