fyi, A nice package for making plot ticks

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg113335] fyi, A nice package for making plot ticks*From*: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 06:04:56 -0400 (EDT)*Reply-to*: nma at 12000.org

I always had hardtime with ticks for log plots. Today I found a nice package for doing that and more, and was easy to use. I thought I'll mention that, in case if someone else did not know about it. In Mathematica, when making a Log plot, the ticks do not come out in standard format of labels as 10^n. I'll show a small example of how to use this package. It can be found at http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Demos/5599/ However, I think I found a more recent version of the same package here: http://wnsl.physics.yale.edu/levelscheme/ (version 3.45). Becuase I downloaded both, and looked at the source code of CustomTicks.m in both, and the second one above seems more recent. I downloaded the above zip file, and extracted its content, then did Get["C:\\LevelScheme-3.45\\CustomTicks.m"]; data=Table[{i,i^2},{i,100}]; ListLogLogPlot[data] (* Mathematica command*) ListPlot[Log[10, data], Ticks -> LogTicks] (*using CuromTicks *) You can see the difference in this screen shot http://12000.org/tmp/ticks_for_Mathematica/image.png Even the minor ticks look better and more clear. Thank you for the authors of this package. --Nasser