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Re: feature request: invert plot axes

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  • Subject: [mg62074] Re: feature request: invert plot axes
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 02:52:02 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 11/9/05 at 5:05 AM, marcus314 at (Marcus Stollsteimer)

>it seems that it is not possible to invert the x axis of a plot in
>a simple way, so that the function is plotted from e.g. 1 to -1
>(PlotRange->{1,-1} does not work).

>Only lots of workarounds.

>Am I right?

Whether you regard your comments above as being correct or not depends on how you define "simple way" and "workarounds".

I assume it doesn't matter to you how Mathematica creates the plot but only that the values along the x-axis are reversed from their normal order. If so,

Plot[x, {x, -1, 1}, 
   Ticks ->{{#, -#}&/@Range[-1, 1, 0.5], Automatic}];

does the trick.
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