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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Placing tics on the second y-axis

In this recipe, we revisit the technique introduced in Chapter 1, Plotting Curves, Boxes, Points, and more for plotting two curves on one graph, each with its own independent y-axis. The following figure provides an example for this recipe:

Placing tics on the second y-axis

How to do it…

Run the following script through gnuplot to produce the previous figure:

set ytics nomirror
set y2tics 0.4
set my2tics 4
set xtics pi/4.
set mxtics 4
set grid
plot [0:2*pi] sin(x) axis x1y1, 2*cos(8*x)*exp(-x) axis x1y2

How it works…

As we saw in Chapter 1, Plotting Curves, Boxes, Points, and more, the command set ytics nomirror tells gnuplot to not duplicate the tics ...

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