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Change sizes of ticks

Posted 10 years ago

How can I change sizes of the ticks (the serrations, finer divisions) in Plot? So far I found how to change the size of the numbers and not the dents.

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10}, TicksStyle -> Directive[Orange, 20]]

This just makes only numbers larger.

Thanks.

POSTED BY: Al Guy
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The Presentations application, which I sell through my website and among many other features has custom tick routines. These allow you to scale the tick labels using any monotonic function, adjust both the large and small tick sizes, specify the style of the ticks and independently the style of the labels. In the following I enlarge the x ticks in your plot by a factor of 1.5 and the y ticks by a factor of 2. Just for fun, I increased the font size of the y labels and changed their color to red, and also changed the color of the minor ticks to red. Another feature of Presentations, OptionFinder, made it very easy to find and paste in the options for CustomTicks (and any other routine) since they might not be totally obvious to a user.

<< Presentations`
xticks = CustomTicks[Identity, {0, 10, 2, 4},
   CTTickSpecs -> 1.5 {0.0125`, 0},
   CTUnLabTickSpecs -> 1.5 {0.0075`, 0}];
yticks = CustomTicks[Identity, {-1, 1, 0.5, 5},
   CTTickSpecs -> 2 {0.0125`, 0},
   CTUnLabTickSpecs -> 2 {0.0075`, 0},
   CTUnLabTickStyle -> {Red, AbsoluteThickness[0.125`]},
   CTNumberFunction -> (Style[#, 14, Red] &)];
Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10},
 Ticks -> {xticks, yticks}] 

enter image description here

Here is a Frame plot with the same tick specifications:

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10},
 Frame -> True,
 FrameTicks -> {{yticks, yticks // NoTickLabels}, {xticks, 
    xticks // NoTickLabels}}]

enter image description here

Posted 10 years ago

In general, you have to create them manually. Take a look at examples for Ticks.

For this purpose function FindDivision will be useful.

POSTED BY: Kuba Podkalicki
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