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  • Subject: [mg50675] Plot Question
  • From: "Dana DeLouis" <delouis at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 01:15:39 -0400 (EDT)
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Hello. I am trying to find an old post that gave an undocumented feature of
Mathematica. I can't find it in the archives and I have been searching for a
long time.

Someone posted an undocumented feature that would plot the horizontal ticks
in Radians. Does anyone remember that feature?

For example,

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2*Pi}];

has the tick numbers 1-6 on the horizontal axis.

I have to use

Ticks -> {{0, Pi/2, Pi, (3*Pi)/2, 2*Pi},Automatic}

to give it a more meaningful look.

I would be curious if anyone remembers that undocumented feature in order to
avoid having to add Ticks -> to get variations of Pi.

It sure would seem nice if there was a "quick option" to use variations of
Pi along the x-axis. I understand Mathematica 6 has graphics enhancements,
so maybe this feature will be added "officially." Isn't ver 6. due out about

Thank you very much for your time.


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