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fyi, A nice package for making plot ticks

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  • From: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 06:04:56 -0400 (EDT)
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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

However, I think I found a more recent version of the same package here:

(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


ListLogLogPlot[data]                        (* Mathematica command*)
ListPlot[Log[10, data], Ticks -> LogTicks]  (*using CuromTicks *)

You can see the difference in this screen shot

Even the minor ticks look better and more clear.

Thank you for the authors of this package.


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