Couldn't see the answers to these questions when looking
> through the class reference docs, but they seem like
> common tasks, so I suspect there are standard idiomatic
> way of doing these. Could anyone refer me to examples
Actually, neither of these exist in matplotlib-0.52, but see below.
> 1) How to most easily label the x axis for data which is
> plotted by date? (More specifically; does matplotlib have
> any understanding of date values, and if so, how do I
> access and use it?) I'm hoping there's an easier way than
> explicitly labelling ticks on the x axis.
Full date support in matplotlib-0.53. Release should be this
afternoon. The new examples will be examples/date_demo*.py.
> 2) I'll be drawing logy graphs, and I want a certain
> slope to indicate a certain rate of growth, which means
> that, when using matplotlib via TkAgg, I want it to keep
> the ratio of the graph display height and display width
> constant as it resizes the graph to take into account
> changes in the size of the enclosing window. Is there a
> standard way to do this?
This is a good idea but it's not implemented and should be. How do
you think the best way is to indicate a constrained resize? With a
modifier key held down during the resize?