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new package for custom ticks

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  • Subject: [mg49372] new package for custom ticks
  • From: Elizabeth Praton <elizabeth.praton at>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 06:38:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I've posted a package in the MathSource archive that members of 
MathGroup might be interested in.   It's called TickControl and is 
designed to make customizing tick marks easier.  It's filed under 
"Mathematica Technology" -> "Programming" -> "Graphics and Plotting" 

The functions provided in TickControl allow you to control the 
spacing, style, size, labeling, and axis direction of ticks on plot 
frames or axes, in any plotting routine that accepts the Ticks or 
FrameTicks options.  These functions allow you to characterize the 
desired set or sets of major and minor ticks in one step, with the 
resulting ticklist(s) automatically spanning the entire plot region. 
TickControl also provides a function useful for labeling graphics 

The "Guide to TickControl" posted with the package includes notes on 
generating publication-ready plots, including a discussion on using 
TickControl with Markus Lischka's StackedGraphicsArray package, for 
generating arrays of plots with shared axes.


Elizabeth Praton

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA  17604
elizabeth.praton at

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