Hi,

there has been a similar question recently but I couldn't figure out

if or how this is solved:

I'd like to reduce the figure size so that I can add it to a LaTeX

document without scaling (PDF output with LaTeX font rendering). For

that, I need to adapt the font sizes, too.

Unfortunately, the canvas is not properly scaled so that the axis

labels and the possibly the tick marks are cut off.

Is this a bug, feature, design flaw? How can I properly work around

it, i.e. reduce the graph automatically for a given figsize/font size

combination so that everything fits on the figure?

An example follows to demonstrate, thanks in advance,

Daniel

import numpy,pylab,matplotlib.ticker as mtick

x = numpy.linspace(0,10,1000)

y = numpy.exp(x)

pylab.rcdefaults()

fig = pylab.figure()

ax = fig.add_subplot(111)

ax.set_yscale('log')

ax.yaxis.set_major_formatter(mtick.FormatStrFormatter('%d'))

ax.set_xlabel('asdf')

ax.set_ylabel('qwer')

ax.plot(x,y)

fig.savefig('example_mpl-ticker_1')

pylab.rcParams['figure.figsize'] = 5,3

pylab.rcParams['font.size'] = 12

fig = pylab.figure()

ax = fig.add_subplot(111)

ax.set_yscale('log')

ax.yaxis.set_major_formatter(mtick.FormatStrFormatter('%d'))

ax.set_xlabel('asdf')

ax.set_ylabel('qwer')

ax.plot(x,y)

fig.savefig('example_mpl-ticker_2')