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is an option for graphics functions that specifies tick marks for axes.


  • The following settings can be given for Ticks:
  • Noneno tick marks drawn
    Automatictick marks placed automatically
    {xticks,yticks,}tick mark options specified separately for each axis
  • With the Automatic setting, tick marks are usually placed at points whose coordinates have the minimum number of digits in their decimal representation.
  • For each axis, the following tick mark options can be given:
  • Noneno tick marks drawn
    Automatictick mark positions and labels chosen automatically
    {x1,x2,}tick marks drawn at the specified positions
    {{x1,label1},{x2,label2},}tick marks drawn with the specified labels
    {{x1,label1,len1},}tick marks with specified scaled length
    { { x 1 , label 1 , { plen 1 , mlen 1 } } , }
    tick marks with specified lengths in the positive and negative directions
    {{x1,label1,len1,style1},}tick marks with specified styles
    funca function to be applied to , to get the tick mark specification
  • If no explicit labels are given, the tick mark labels are given as the numerical values of the tick mark positions.
  • Any expression can be given as a tick mark label.
  • Tick mark lengths are given as a fraction of the distance across the whole plot.
  • Tick mark styles can involve any graphics directives.
  • The tick mark function may return any other tick mark option.
  • Ticks can be used in both two- and three-dimensional graphics.
  • AbsoluteOptions gives the explicit form of Ticks specifications when Automatic settings are given.
  • TicksStyle gives default styles to use for tick marks and tick mark labels.
Introduced in 1988