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# Ticks

 Ticksis an option for graphics functions that specifies tick marks for axes.
• The following settings can be given for Ticks:
 None no tick marks drawn Automatic tick 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:
 None no tick marks drawn Automatic tick 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 {{x1,label1,{plen1,mlen1}},...} tick marks with specified lengths in the positive and negative directions {{x1,label1,len1,style1},...} tick marks with specified styles func a 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.
• TicksStyle gives default styles to use for tick marks and tick mark labels.
Draw the axes but no tick marks:
Place tick marks automatically:
Place tick marks at specific positions:
Specify overall ticks style, including the tick labels, using TicksStyle:
Draw the axes but no tick marks:
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Place tick marks at specific positions:
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Specify overall ticks style, including the tick labels, using TicksStyle:
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Place ticks on the axis only:
Place ticks on the axis only:
Draw tick marks at the specified positions:
Draw tick marks at the specified positions with the specified labels:
Specify tick marks with scaled lengths:
Specify tick marks with scaled lengths in positive and negative directions:
Specify the style of each tick mark:
Specify overall ticks style, including tick labels, using TicksStyle:
Specify ticks style for each axis:
Individually styled ticks can be used with TicksStyle, and have higher priority:
Specify a grid function applied to and values of each direction:
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Put a major tick with a label at each integer, and a minor tick in between:
TicksStyle affects ticks and tick labels:
LabelStyle offers overall style of all the label-like elements, including tick labels:
TicksStyle can be used together with LabelStyle and has higher priority:
AxesStyle affects the axes, axes labels, ticks and tick labels:
TicksStyle can be used together with AxesStyle, and has higher priority:
Individually styled ticks can be used with other styles, and have higher priority:
FrameTicks controls the ticks and tick labels on the frame edges:
GridLines puts grids across the image:
FaceGrids puts grids on the faces of the bounding box in 3D:
A tick label on the axes origin is not displayed:
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