is an option for sector charts and polar plots that specifies tick marks for polar axes.


  • The following settings can be given for PolarTicks:
  • Noneno polar tick marks drawn
    Automaticpolar tick marks placed automatically
    {θticks,rticks}separate specifications for angular and radial 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:
  • Noneno tick marks drawn
    Automatictick mark positions and labels chosen automatically
    {t1,t2,}tick marks drawn at the specified positions
    {{t1,label1},{t2,label2},}tick marks drawn with the specified labels
    {{t1,label1,len1},}tick marks with specified scaled length
    {{t1,label1,{plen1,mlen1}},}tick marks with specified lengths in the positive and negative directions
    {{t1,label1,len1,style1},}tick marks with specified styles
    funca function to be applied to tmin, tmax to get the tick mark specification
  • For the angular ticks the following symbolic names can be given: "Degrees", "Radians", "Percent".
  • 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 func[tmin,tmax] may return any other tick mark option.


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Basic Examples  (3)

Place polar tick marks and labels automatically:

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Place polar tick marks at the specified positions:

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Specify overall polar ticks style, including polar tick labels, using TicksStyle:

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Generalizations & Extensions  (1)

Introduced in 2008