Re: Scientific Notation in ListPlot Axes

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg47382] Re: Scientific Notation in ListPlot Axes*From*: riley.freeland at corning.com (Riley Freeland)*Date*: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 03:16:44 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <c4u20u$9ak$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

The easiest way is to have the ticks be: Ticks -> {Table[{10^x, DisplayForm[SuperscriptBox["10", x]]}, {x, -6, -1}], Automatic} Ticks -> {Table[{10^x, ScientificForm[1.*10^x, NumberFormat -> (10^#3 & )]}, {x, -6, -1}], Automatic} Or, you can plot the data with automatic ticking, and replace the ticklabels: (* plot the data, without displaying it *) plt = LogLinearListPlot[data, PlotRange -> {0, 100}, TextStyle -> FontSize -> 12, DisplayFunction -> Identity]; (* strip out the major ticks, i.e. those with labels *) majorTicks = Select[(Ticks /. AbsoluteOptions[plt])[[1]], #1[[2]] =!= "" & ]; (* strip out the minor ticks, i.e. those without labels *) minorTicks = Select[(Ticks /. AbsoluteOptions[plt])[[1]], #1[[2]] === "" & ]; (* replace the tick label with the proper formatting, and join them to the minor ticks *) xTicks = Join[(ReplacePart[##1, ScientificForm[#1[[2,1]], NumberFormat -> (10^#3 & )], 2] & ) /@ majorTicks, minorTicks]; (* replot the data *) Show[plt, Ticks -> {xTicks, Automatic}, DisplayFunction -> $DisplayFunction]; > Hi, > > I apologize up front for posting a seemingly FAQ...but I searched the > archives and did not find what I need. > > How can I format the axis of a LogLinearListPlot to display tick > labels as scientific notation without the "1 x " portion? In other > words, I'd just like to display the base 10 and superscript exponent. > Here is an example of a plot whose x-axis I'd like to label in this > way: > > data = {{10^-6,72},{10^-5,60},{10^-4,45},{10^-3,31},{10^-2,33},{10^-1,32}} > << Graphics`Graphics` > LogLinearListPlot[data, > Ticks->{{10^-6,10^-5,10^-4,10^-3,10^-2,10^-1},Automatic}, > PlotRange->{0, 100}] > > Many thanks in advance for your help. > > Best regards, > > Pat