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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Chapter 4. Controlling your Tics

This chapter contains the following recipes:

  • Adding minor tics
  • Placing tics on the second y-axis
  • Adjusting the tic size
  • Removing all tics
  • Defining the tic values
  • Making the tics stick out
  • Setting manual tics
  • Plotting with dates and times
  • Changing the language used for labels [new]
  • Using European-style decimals [new]
  • Formatting tic labels

Introduction

The recipes in this chapter deal with a notoriously tricky subject: how to get your tic marks and labels just right. Along the way, we learn about some of gnuplot's new internationalization features.

The tic labels we refer to here are the ones intimately associated with tic marks on the axes. What gnuplot calls "labels" are the annotations that we covered in the previous chapter. ...

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