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Ticks

  • Ticks is an option for graphics functions that specifies tick marks for axes.
  • The following settings can be given for Ticks:
  • 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:
  • 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. The expressions are formatted in OutputForm.
  • Tick mark lengths are given as a fraction of the distance across the whole plot.
  • Tick mark styles can involve graphics directives such as RGBColor and Thickness.
  • The tick mark function func [ xmin , xmax ] may return any other tick mark option.
  • Ticks can be used in both two- and three-dimensional graphics.
  • FullOptions gives the explicit form of Ticks specifications when Automatic settings are given.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.3, Section 2.9.5Section 2.9.13.
  • See also: Axes, AxesLabel, FrameTicks, GridLines, MeshRange.

    Further Examples

    Compare the tick marks on the two plots.

    Evaluate the cells to see the graphics.

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