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Re: tweaking log plots

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  • Subject: [mg15942] Re: tweaking log plots
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 23:34:06 -0500
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <7a2bqi$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Richard Easther wrote:

> Specifically, the numerical values that appear on the logarithmically
> scaled axes are displayed in the format: 1. \times 10^{-10}  - what I
> want to know is whether it is possible to suppress the "1. \times"
> part, since it adds nothing and leads to the graph itself being
> excessively "scrunched up".
> PS For example, see the y-axis on:
> LogListPlot[Table[{i,10^(-i)},{i,1,30}]]

One solution is to generate the y-axis ticks manually, e.g.,

In[1]:= <<Graphics`
In[2]:= LogListPlot[Table[{i, 10^(-i)}, {i, 30}], 
  Ticks -> {Automatic, Table[{10^(-i), DisplayForm[
       SuperscriptBox[10, -i]]}, {i, 1, 30, 6}]}];


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