figure notation

Hey. We are using Matplotlib with Python and C to create

    > run time graphs. However, we are having trouble figuring
    > out how to get the axes to show up in scientific notation.
    > If anyone have some info it would be very much appreciated.
    > Thanks

If I understand you correctly, you want to use notation like 1.0e-6 on
the x and/or y axis tick labels. Is this correct? Having more
automated tick labelers is something that has been discussed and will
be added in the not-too-distant future.

In the mean time you can control them directly

  ax = subplot(111)
  xticks = ax.get_xticks()

  labels = [ '%1.0e'%val for val in xticks ]

or you may want to define your own ticks

  xticks = [1e-6, 2e-6, 3e-6, 4e-6]
  labels = [ '%1.0e'%val for val in xticks ]

Hope this helps,
John Hunter