Hi Andre,

You should be able to set the size with the following:

params = {'length': 10}
axis = plt.axes().xaxis
axis.set_tick_params(which='major', **params)

You can also use 'minor' instead of 'major' to set the minor ticks.  There are a number of different valid values for the params dict, including direction, width, and color.


On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Andre' Walker-Loud <walksloud@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi All,

I am trying to modify tick sizes and labels.  Reading documents and examples, I have found an easy way to modify the labels,

> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
> ax = plt.axes()
> font_size = 24
> plt.setp(ax.get_xticklabels(),fontsize=font_size)

but I am struggling to find such a nice solution for the tick size.  I would like to change the size of the major and minor ticks independently.  But the best I have come up with so far is a brute force double loop (I tried calling "major=False" but "major" is not a recognized kwarg)

> for tick in ax.xaxis.get_ticklines(minor=True):
>     tick.set_markersize(5)
> for tick in ax.xaxis.get_ticklines(minor=False):
>     tick.set_markersize(10)

I assume there is some nice solution like for the tick labels, but I have not found it.

Anyone figured this one out yet?


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