I am having some issues creating axis labels. When I set
> horizontalalignment='right' (which is the default), the y
> axis label is positioned correctly for the left
> axis. Using 'center', the text is positioned too close to
> the axis so that multiline text runs into the tick
> labels. For the right axis (created with pylab.twinx(),
> it's the other way around - 'right' is too close to the
> tick labels and 'center' works better.
> Any hints what I can do to position the labels correctly?
Try adjusting the tick "pad". See the matplotlib rc file and the
rcParams dictionary. The relevant beast is tick.major.pad