On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Matthew MacLeod <macleod@eefus.colorado.edu> wrote:
Dear matplolib users,


I am wondering if anyone knows how to increase the tick thickness, that is
the tick linewidth? Mine are too thin.

Thanks Goekhan and JJ for the help previously on how to increase the tick
size, to fix the

xtick.major.size

in the matplotlib rc. That did make my ticks longer, but I still don't
know how to make them 'fatter'.


Thanks,
Matthew

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Hi Matthew,

JJ's suggestion should work to make the ticks bolder:

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/artists.html#axis-containers (See the lines at the very bottom)

In your code you should

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.plot(range(10)

ax = plt.gca() #for each axis or whichever axis you want you should

for line in ax.xaxis.get_ticklines():
      line.set_markeredgewidth(3)

This makes the x-ticks substantially visible.


--
Gökhan