matplotlib mac OSX 10.8 cuts off tick and axes labels


My installation of matplotlib is appears to be cutting off the tick mark labels and truncating axes labels. For example, the code sample for the plot has y-axis values from 0 to 20. The vertical axis seems to only print the left most digit, or left most digit with sign, 0, 5, 1, 1, 2 where it should be 0.0, 5.0, 10.0, 15.0, 20.0. The vertical axis label prints 'Amplitu' where it should be 'Amplitude, arb' Changing the font size or scaling the plot with window stretching does not change the behavior. The python code:

from numpy import arange, sin, pi from numpy import ma from matplotlib.pyplot import plot, show, title, xlabel, ylabel t = arange(0.0, 2.0, 0.01) s = 20*sin(2*pi*t) plot(t,s,'g') title("Sinewave Plot Example", fontsize=10) xlabel("Elapsed Time, arb", fontsize=10) ylabel("Amplitude, arb", fontsize=10) show()

This seems to be an installation/configuration problem rather than a coding problem. The above should work fine.

I have installed matplotlib, on Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, with the following order

sudo pip install numpy sudo pip install scipy sudo pip install matplotlib Downloading/unpacking matplotlib Downloading matplotlib-1.2.0.tar.gz (36.9MB): 36.9MB downloaded Running setup.py egg_info for package matplotlib basedirlist is: ['/usr/local/', '/usr', '/usr/X11', '/opt/local'] ============================================================================ BUILDING MATPLOTLIB matplotlib: 1.2.0 python: 3.3.0 (v3.3.0:bd8afb90ebf2, Sep 29 2012, 01:25:11) [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3)] platform: darwin REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES numpy: 1.7.0 freetype2: found, but unknown version (no pkg-config) OPTIONAL BACKEND DEPENDENCIES libpng: found, but unknown version (no pkg-config) Tkinter: Tkinter: version not identified, Tk: 8.5, Tcl: 8.5 Gtk+: no * Building for Gtk+ requires pygtk; you must be able * to "import gtk" in your build/install environment Mac OS X native: yes Qt: no Qt4: no PySide: no Cairo: no OPTIONAL DATE/TIMEZONE DEPENDENCIES dateutil: matplotlib will provide pytz: matplotlib will provide six: matplotlib will provide OPTIONAL USETEX DEPENDENCIES dvipng: no ghostscript: /bin/sh: gs: command not found latex: no [Edit setup.cfg to suppress the above messages]

When I try to save the plot from the Mac window, .png file, the following error is generated by the python interpreter (3.3 w/ipython)

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.3/lib/python3.3/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/backend_macosx.py", line 475, in save_figure self.canvas.get_default_filename()) ValueError: character U+55002f is not in range [U+0000; U+10ffff] UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xd5 in position 0: invalid continuation byte

Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide!


It is a <a href="https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/issues/1737" rel="nofollow">known bug</a>. A solution might be to use Python 2.7.3.


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