On Monday, October 31, 2011, Katie Boyle <katielboyle@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was wondering how to set custom tick labels in an mplot3D plot? I have tried:
> ax = Axes3D(figure)
> ax.set_xticks(ticks,labels)
> - and -
> ax = Axes3D(figure)
> ax.w_xaxis.set_ticks(ticks,labels)
> and both options cause the plot to disappear from the viewing window. 
> When I don't try to set ticks, the window shows up fine except for the fact that it displays the axis values -120.1, -120.5, -120.7 as -0.1, -0.5, -0.7, which isn't going to work for me. I need a way to force the plot to display the values exactly as they are written.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Katie


Which version of mpl are you using?  Note that there have been *huge* advances in usability for the recently released v1.1.0.  Many of the same functions you would normally use in regular plots are now available for mplot3d, and the need to use w_xaxis and such is going away.

Ben Root