Mathematica  Label plot ticks using stringsby ChristinaJ Tags: mathematica, plot options, string, ticks 

#1
May2011, 09:33 AM

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P: 43

All,
I have a ListSurfacePlot3D graphic and wish to label the tick marks using strings. For example if I have X={x1,x2,x3} I would like to label each tick mark at that point with a string, i.e. x1="a", x2="b" etc. I would also like to know how to take a list of strings and distribute them evenly along the axis. So far I have ListSurfacePlot3D[ data , BoxRatios > {1,1,1}, Ticks >{{{1,"a"} , {2,"b"} , {3,"c"}} , {{1,"d"} , {2,"e"} , {3,"f"}} , {{1,"h"} , {2,"j"} , {3,"k"}}} ] This gives the labels "d" , "e" ,"f" on the yaxiz but nothing on the x or zaxes. Any help gratefully received. Many thanks, Christina 



#2
May2011, 07:29 PM

P: 313

Your Ticks construction is fine  it's probably that your data is outside the range you gave the ticks. Put in an explicit PlotRange to check.
Maybe you should look at writing a function that takes the min and max of the axis and generates the ticks you want. See the Generalizations & Extensions section of http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Ticks.html 


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