subplot features

Hi all, Is it possible to rule the distance between subplots

    > ? How about the setting of x axis tic marks ? The default
    > is not very promising (see

For axes placement, see also the axes command, which gives you a finer
degree of control than subplot.

For the tick labeling, you are right, the default xticklabels in your
example are a mess. We'll take a look at this case to see where the
bug is. In my experience, getting default ticking and labeling right
is hard, and matplotlib has gotten a lot better at it since the bad
old days but there is a ways to go.

Until we get this fixed, you do have the option of using a custom
ticker, which is explained in the user's guide Chapter 5, and
illustrated in examples/ in the matplotlib src