I'm using plot_date to scatter a ton of data retrieved from a database
and have encountered an error with the date ticks.
I more or less copied the format of the example in
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/date_demo2.py and my ticks
ended up being months in order but never making it past the year 2001
(they just recycle) though my data begin in 2000 and end in 2004.
I took another look at the plot generated by date_demo2.py and it turns
out that the same is true there.
I'm thinking this is not intentional, but if so does anyone have any
advice or example scripts that might help me fix my plot?