Jin-chung> Hi: I have encountered several problems with plot_date.
Jin-chung> I am using 0.60.1 (maybe fixed in 0.60.2?) on Solaris.
Jin-chung> (1) If I put a smaller number as one of the dates (as
Jin-chung> seconds), it raises the "before the epoch" error. But
Jin-chung> I think plot_date should accomodate dates earlier than
Yes, this is on the goals page - when I implemented the dates module,
I wanted to be able to support python2.2, and thus fell back on the
time module which is based on the epoch. It's a limitation that needs
to be addressed. On possibility is to require python2.3 for datetime
support - probably better is to use datetime and an earlier epoch
Jin-chung> (2) After the error in (1) happens, even if I put
Jin-chung> "legal" dates and run plot_date again, it still issues
Jin-chung> the same error. It seems there is some kind of switch
Jin-chung> needs to be reset.
Does cla() help - normally all plot data is kept around until the axes
are cleared. This happens by default is axes.hold is False in rc or
if you manually set
If you still have the problem after the axes are cleared, let me know
because then it's a bug.
Jin-chung> (3) if, e.g. t=[1.e8, 1.1e8], the x-axis tick labels
Jin-chung> are crowded.
This appears to be fixed in 0.61 with Peter Groszkowski