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Re: Controlling axis labels in IDL plots?
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email@example.com (David Fanning) writes:
> Rachel Howe (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
> > Does anyone know how the distance of the axis label from the axis is
> > determined in a single-panel 2d plot?
> > There doesn't seem to be any way to control it directly, but it must be
> > some arcane function of the plot area, position/margin settings, and
> > character size. If anyone knows an algorithm, I'd be delighted to hear
> > it.
> > Or would it be easier to give up and just use
> > XYOUTS to put the annotations where I want them?
> Ooohh, someone as anal as I am about the looks of things!
> Thank goodness, I had just about abandoned all hope. :-)
I guess you're entitled to be a little bit "anal" if your plots are
appearing in the journal Science... See the first Report listed on
this page: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol287/issue5462/
What's your excuse, David?
Anyway, seems like Liam's suggestion is the best one can do without
using XYOUTS. Note that prepending a "!C" on the Y axis title will
push the text towards the axis, and likewise prepending one for the
X axis title will push it down.