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# Removing certain ticks in Matplotlib

schedule Aug 12, 2023
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Suppose we have the following graph:

``` x = np.linspace(0, 3, 1000)plt.plot(x, x)plt.show() ```

This produces the following:

Our goal is to remove the 2nd and 4th tick (i.e. ticks with label 0.5 and 1.5):

``` x = np.linspace(0, 3, 1000)# Get axis to the ticks via the current axisax = plt.gca()xticks = ax.xaxis.get_major_ticks()xticks[2].set_visible(False)xticks[4].set_visible(False)plt.plot(x, x)plt.show() ```

This produces the following:

We see that the 2nd and 4th ticks have been removed!

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