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Set Number Format for Frame Tick Labels

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How to override the defaults and set the y-axis Frame Tick Number Format to one decimal place, and x-axis Frame Tick Number Format to Scientific Form with two decimal places. The simple plot (notebook attached) is an example using the following:

Plot[x 10^5, {x, 10^-5, 10^-4}]

Thank you.

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Something like this?

pl = Plot[x 10^5, {x, 10^-5, 10^-4}];
tkz = AbsoluteOptions[pl, Ticks] /.
   {x_Real, lbl_Real, rest__} :>
    {x, If[lbl > 1, DecimalForm[lbl, {2, 1}],
      ScientificForm[lbl, {2, 1},
       NumberPadding -> {"", "0"}]], rest};
Show[pl, tkz]

Seems complicated, but It worked after replacing DecimalForm with NumberForm for my Mathematica 10.3. Thank you!

Posted 2 months ago

Hi Jack,

Take a look at the CustomTicks package.

Thank you Rohit. The CustomTicks package seems like it covers a great deal and would take a lot to learn and use. It is unfortunate that all the needed Options for Ticks are not included like other Options in Plots. I was hoping for a simpler and easier solution. Gorni's reply is more manageable, and perhaps can be made a little more general. Thanks again for the reference.

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