The axes_grid toolkit in the matplotlib 1.0 have some major changes.

1. Refactoring

2. introduced a concept of "axis_direction"

3. FloatingAxes

1. Refactoring

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The axes_grid toolkit is now separated into two different modules,

*axes_grid1* and *axisartist*. The original axes_grid heavily used

customized Axes class which has been a source of confusion.

*axes_grid1* is a striped-out version of the axes_grid that does not

use customized Axes class.

A custom Axes implementation is now separated as another module named

*axisartist*.

There still exists *axes_grid* toolkit for backward compatibility.

See

Unfortunately, the documentation is not complete (any help will be appreciated)

Examples in the Gallery are converted to use axes_grid1 and

axisartist. And updated documentation can be found here.

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/trunk-docs/mpl_toolkits/axes_grid/index.html

If you have a code based on *axes_grid*. the code will mostly work.

2. axis_direction

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I have introduced a concept of "axis_direction" (this is to support

FloatingAxis more naturally).

Note that the rotation angle of ticklabels have slightly different meaning!

3. FloatingAxis and FloatingAxes

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http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/mpl_toolkits/axes_grid/users/overview.html#floating-axes

-JJ