Hey all

I have the following plot: https://plot.ly/~zellweger_c/71/

In it, the y-axis is of type ‘log’ and the exponent format is set to ‘e’. As you can see, there are 2 traces: one hovering around ~1000 and the other around 1e-7 and 1e-8.

However, plotly displays the exponent format ‘power’ with the chosen data, no matter what actually has been set as the exponent format. If I disable the trace hovering around ~1000, then the exponent format does indeed change to ‘e’.

Hence, I assume it is a deliberate choice to set it to ‘power’ in certain cases. If so, can you explain the reasoning behind it? Maybe I’m also missing something very obvious?