matplotlibrc axes.formatter.useoffset parameter


I noticed that in the matplotlib source code in lib/matplotlib/ there is a parameter called axes.formatter.useoffset that defaults to True. However, in the documentation the example rc file doesn’t include this parameter, and if I try to use it I get the exception “Bad key axes.formatter.useoffset”.

I am constantly using ax.ticklabel_format(useoffset=False) to get at this parameter and I would love to just have my rc file take care of it instead. How can I do this? If I can’t, then can this be added? Why is the parameter listed in but not in the example matplotlibrc?