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Re: Drawing tick labels without ticks

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  • Subject: [mg80642] Re: Drawing tick labels without ticks
  • From: Fred <guest at msn.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 02:04:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <far9qs$4bp$1@smc.vnet.net>

> Can anyone suggest a simple method for keeping tick labels in a graph
> without also drawing axes or the ticks themselves?  As an example,
>
> ListPlot[{1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, AxesStyle -> Opacity[0], TicksStyle ->
> Opacity[1]]
>
> comes close to what I'm after, but doesn't quite get there.  I'd like
> for nothing to appear in the plot except the data points and the tick
> labels.
>
> There doesn't seem to be a way to target specifically the tick labels
> without also afftecting the tick marks or the axes.  LabelStyle will
> target tick labels, but it has a lower precedence than both AxesStyle
> and TickStyle, so if I use either of those options to turn off the axes
> and ticks, it will also turn off labels.
>
> It's my hope that there is a simple solution that I'm overlooking.  If
> the only way around this is to go through a complicated process of
> extracting tick labels from a dummy graphic and then pasting them in to
> the actual graphic, I may as well use a different program.  Thanks for
> your help!

Something along these lines?

ticks = Table[{i, i, ticksize}, {i, 0, 5}] /. ticksize -> 0.001
ListPlot[{1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, AxesStyle -> White,
 Ticks -> {ticks, ticks, Automatic}, AxesOrigin -> {0, 0},
 TicksStyle -> Directive[Black, 12]]

Fred.


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