squishing a plot axis

I've got a pretty standard "plot with a title" set up, but my title is
three lines long, and is pushed off the top of the figure by the
layout.

How can I "squish" (rescale) the y-axis of my axes to give more room
above the figure? How can I add padding around the axes in the figure?

(For now, I've decreased the font size of the title, but this is suboptimal.)

Thanks.

~jon

fig = plt.figure()
    fig.subplots_adjust(top=0.8)

JDH

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On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Jonathon Anderson <janderso@...2148...> wrote:

I've got a pretty standard "plot with a title" set up, but my title is
three lines long, and is pushed off the top of the figure by the
layout.

How can I "squish" (rescale) the y-axis of my axes to give more room
above the figure? How can I add padding around the axes in the figure?