Currently when plotting data with large numbers, the scale on each axis is
done in scientific notation, so for example you might get ticks of 1, 2, 3
then a x10^5 to indicate that it's actually 100000, 200000, 300000.
While this is a rather nice feature, I find it quite difficult to wrap my
head around numbers which aren't of the form x10^(3n). Is there some way
to change the default behaviour so that in the example above it would give
100, 200, 300 x10^3, etc?
I think your suggestion is a good one.
Try replacing ticker.ScalarFormatter._set_orderOfMagnitude with this:
# if scientific notation is to be used, find the appropriate exponent
# if using a numerical offset, find the exponent after applying the offset
locs = absolute(self.locs)
if self.offset: self.orderOfMagnitude = math.floor(math.log10(range)/3)*3
if locs > locs[-1]: val = locs
else: val = locs[-1]
if val == 0: oom = 0
else: self.orderOfMagnitude = math.floor(math.log10(val)/3)*3
I'm deep in the process of writing my thesis, and won't have time to test it. Would you?
On Monday 04 July 2005 10:26 pm, Tim Leslie wrote: