poor tick locator defaults in 2.0?

Hi,

When I switched over to the 2.x branch, I found that for shorter plots
(like when you have a set of vertically stacked subplots), I am seeing
y-axes with only a single tick label. This is without doing any explicit
tick locating. In 1.5.x I didn't see this.

This is bad as it makes the whole point of labeling the ticks pointless
because you can't get any sense of scale.

M

Yeah, we were experimenting with a modified ticker/autoscaling logic and we
aren't too happy with it either. How fresh is your v2.x branch? I can't
remember if we merged in some tweaks to the logic yet.

Ben Root

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On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Mike Kaufman <mckauf at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

When I switched over to the 2.x branch, I found that for shorter plots
(like when you have a set of vertically stacked subplots), I am seeing
y-axes with only a single tick label. This is without doing any explicit
tick locating. In 1.5.x I didn't see this.

This is bad as it makes the whole point of labeling the ticks pointless
because you can't get any sense of scale.

M
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Not too fresh. I'll update and get back to you.

M

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On 6/28/16 2:25 PM, Benjamin Root wrote:

Yeah, we were experimenting with a modified ticker/autoscaling logic and
we aren't too happy with it either. How fresh is your v2.x branch? I
can't remember if we merged in some tweaks to the logic yet.

Ben Root

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Mike Kaufman <mckauf at gmail.com > <mailto:mckauf at gmail.com>> wrote:

    Hi,

    When I switched over to the 2.x branch, I found that for shorter
    plots (like when you have a set of vertically stacked subplots), I
    am seeing y-axes with only a single tick label. This is without
    doing any explicit tick locating. In 1.5.x I didn't see this.

    This is bad as it makes the whole point of labeling the ticks
    pointless because you can't get any sense of scale.

    M
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https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/6584 Is the PR that should
ensure that there are always at least 2 ticks.

If you have that commit in you tree, can you give us an example where it
fails?

Tom

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On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 2:26 PM Benjamin Root <ben.v.root at gmail.com> wrote:

Yeah, we were experimenting with a modified ticker/autoscaling logic and
we aren't too happy with it either. How fresh is your v2.x branch? I can't
remember if we merged in some tweaks to the logic yet.

Ben Root

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Mike Kaufman <mckauf at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

When I switched over to the 2.x branch, I found that for shorter plots
(like when you have a set of vertically stacked subplots), I am seeing
y-axes with only a single tick label. This is without doing any explicit
tick locating. In 1.5.x I didn't see this.

This is bad as it makes the whole point of labeling the ticks pointless
because you can't get any sense of scale.

M
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Great to hear!

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From: Mike Kaufman <mckauf@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] poor tick locator defaults in 2.0?
To: Thomas Caswell <tcaswell at gmail.com>, Benjamin Root <ben.v.root at gmail.com

Freshening up my tree fixes things. Thanks guys.

M

On 6/28/16 2:28 PM, Thomas Caswell wrote:

https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/6584 Is the PR that should
ensure that there are always at least 2 ticks.

If you have that commit in you tree, can you give us an example where it
fails?

Tom

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 2:26 PM Benjamin Root <ben.v.root at gmail.com > <mailto:ben.v.root at gmail.com>> wrote:

    Yeah, we were experimenting with a modified ticker/autoscaling logic
    and we aren't too happy with it either. How fresh is your v2.x
    branch? I can't remember if we merged in some tweaks to the logic yet.

    Ben Root

    On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Mike Kaufman <mckauf at gmail.com > <mailto:mckauf at gmail.com>> wrote:

        Hi,

        When I switched over to the 2.x branch, I found that for shorter
        plots (like when you have a set of vertically stacked subplots),
        I am seeing y-axes with only a single tick label. This is
        without doing any explicit tick locating. In 1.5.x I didn't see
        this.

        This is bad as it makes the whole point of labeling the ticks
        pointless because you can't get any sense of scale.

        M
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