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NumTicks macro command

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Macro commands may be used either in macros or by sending the commands to DPlot via dynamic data exchange (DDE). Some commands are valid only in macros (noted by Macros Only). Commands sent to DPlot via DDE must be enclosed by square brackets [     ]. Macro commands should not include the brackets.

Command parameters shown in the descriptions below are placeholders for the actual values. Command parameters are either numeric values, equations that evaluate to numbers, or character strings. Character string parameters are always bound by double quotation marks. Equations must be preceded by an equals sign (=).

The pipe symbol (|) in the command syntax indicates that a parameter is optional, and should not be included in your macro unless otherwise noted.

All indices into arrays are 1-based, e.g. Curve1=1 refers to the first curve in a plot.

A 0x prefix for numbers in the descriptions below indicates hexadecimal notation; e.g. 0x0010 = 16.

JR/Viewer indicates that the command is supported by DPlot Jr or DPlot Viewer.
JR/Viewer indicates that the command is NOT supported by DPlot Jr or DPlot Viewer.



JR   Viewer

If state is non-zero, specifies the number of tick mark intervals that will be used on the X, Y, and Z (3D plots only) axes. If state=0, DPlot will automatically select the number of tick mark intervals.

All parameters must be separated by commas. nx, ny, and nz are optional. Omitted parameters are represented by 2 successive commas with no intervening spaces. If omitted then the current number of tick mark intervals for the respective axis will be maintained. For example, to set the number of tick mark intervals on the Y axis to 5 and leave the X (and Z for 3D plots) intervals alone, use


Alternatively, see the TickInterval command.


See also

Extents/Intervals/Size menu command


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