What is the simple way to do the following?
I want to set the size of the actual axes box
(i.e, , the lines drawn for the axes, not
including the ticks and labels.)
I do not care about the figure size, but I
would like the resulting drawing to have
a tight bounding box. (After I add the
ticks and axes labels.)
The best I've come up with so far is to
create a figure with a set size, and then
add axes with a specified rectangle.
But this does not give a neat path to
what I want.