I'm trying to change the font size of the x and y tick numbers on some

plots but finding it a bit tricky - would appreciate some input from a

seasoned matplotlib user.

Basically, I like the way matlab sizes the text on its plots. This is

best illustrated by looking at pages 6 and 7 of the matplotlib user

guide. On page 6 is a matlab plot, and page 7, the matplotlib

equivalent. The matlab plot has nice small numbers on the axes, whereas

the matplotlib plot has quite big, chunky numbers. Is there any easy way

to permanently force matplotlib to render the axis numbering with

smaller numbers, more like the matlab example?

Thanks

Dave Howey