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How to obtain FrameTicks List from an existing Plot?

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  • Subject: [mg103749] How to obtain FrameTicks List from an existing Plot?
  • From: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 07:36:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <20091003104738.LCJ3I.416659.imail@eastrmwml34> <> <>
  • Reply-to: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at>

I have a need to obtain the FrameTicks list from an existing plot. The reason I want to do this, is because I need to slightly modify the ticks, and then redraw the plot with the new Ticks. This would be much easier than having to generate the Ticks myself in the first place.

This is an example:

t = Range[5];
p = ListPlot[t, Frame -> True]

But when I look at FullForm[p], I see no list would would look like the FrameTicks, which should be something like  =

Here is the full form of p

In[103]:= FullForm[p]
Out[103]//FullForm= FullForm[Graphics[{Hue[0.67, 0.6, 0.6],
    Point[{{1., 1.}, {2., 2.}, {3., 3.}, {4., 4.},
      {5., 5.}}]}, {AspectRatio -> GoldenRatio^(-1),
    Axes -> True, AxesOrigin -> {0, Automatic},
    Frame -> True, PlotRange -> Automatic,
    PlotRangeClipping -> True}]]

Again, I was hoping to obtain the [{x1,label},{x2,label},.....] list from Mathematica (let it do the hardwork), and then I wanted to just 'shift' the position of the ticks a little by having a loop with adds some delta to each x_i, then I would redraw the ListPlot with my new FrameTicks.

If FrameTicks are not in the FullForm[], then they must be hiding somewhere else, but where?

Any idea if this is possible?

Thank you,

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