Hatch, Sara J wrote:
How do I turn off all clipping when making a plot? It seems like everything has a set_clip_on argument, but I couldn’t figure out how to set all of these to False without explicitly doing so in every plot call. I would assume that there is a way to do this using an rcParam or the matplotlibrc file?
No there isn't, and I think this is the first time this question has come up. Usually some clipping is desired. I doubt the need for absolutely no clipping is common enough to justify an rcParam entry. If you think there is a common use case that should be supported, though, please elaborate.
Every artist has a set_clip_on() method, so to turn off all clipping you are stuck having to find all the artists and turn off clipping on each individually. Maybe something like this (untested):
"Turn off all clipping in axes ax; call immediately before drawing"
artists = 
for a in artists:
I suspect this will not necessarily take care of everything; there may be compound artists that do not define their own set_clip_on method to propagate down to the sub-artists.