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# Ticks

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

## DetailsDetails

• 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.
• 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.

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples (4)Basic Examples (4)

Draw the axes but no tick marks:

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Place tick marks automatically:

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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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