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Re: Equi-sized tick labels

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  • Subject: [mg85308] Re: Equi-sized tick labels
  • From: Will Robertson <wspr81 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:43:10 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fo9fia$s3i$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Feb 5, 8:59=A0pm, Will Robertson <wsp... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> When Mathematica creates tick marks in plots, it uses a ratio of the
> plot size to calculate their length. Unfortunately, it treats
> horizontal and vertical sizes separately so non-square plots will have
> unequal tick marks in the two different directions. This can look
> rather ugly, in my opinion.

Well, it turns out this isn't true. Long story short, a couple of
display bugs in Mathematica were tricking me into believe that was the
case. But exporting to an external figure showed that the tick sizes
are actually the same.

Of course, it is still a good idea to enlarge the PlotRangePadding
based on the tick size...

Will


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