Re: RE: Labelled ticks at the origin

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg70895] Re: [mg70865] RE: [mg70840] Labelled ticks at the origin*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 03:55:03 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200610301032.FAA13336@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

Perhaps folks use ticks and labels along the axes themselves because that's exactly what we learn in math classes? David Park wrote: > Why do you use an Axes plot and put ticks and labels all across your > beautiful function or data? You will very seldom, if ever, see anything like > that in a top technical journal. > > Use a two sided Frame and the function is not stomped on and the zero tick > label comes back. > > Plot[2.1 Sin[2 Pi x], {x, 0, 1}, > PlotRange -> {{0, 1}, {-2.1, 2.1}}, > Frame -> {True, True, False, False}, > FrameTicks -> {{0.5, 1}, {-2, -1, 0, 1, 2}}, > AxesStyle -> GrayLevel[0.8]]; > > David Park > djmp at earthlink.net > http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ > > From: AES [mailto:siegman at stanford.edu] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > > > Many of us have noted, and even discussed on this group, Mathematica's > inexplicable -- or is it just obstinate? -- refusal to put labelled Tick > marks at the origin, even when there's plenty of room for them and no > interfering axis in the way, or even an explicit request to do so, e.g. > > PlotRange->{{0, 1}, {-2.1, 2.1}}; > Ticks->{{0.5, 1.0}, {-2, -1, 0, 1, 2}}; > > This note is just to put on record a minor gimmick that most Mathematica > experts probably already know: if you convert the second line to > > Ticks->{{0.5, 1.0}, {-2, -1, {0.001,"0"}, 1, 2}}; > > you'll get just what you want (unless of course Mathematica decides to > strike back at you in some hidden way elsewhere as punishment for your > sneaking around its rigid rules and regulations). > > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305