Perry Greenfield wrote:
John Hunter wrote:
And what's your opinion about ticks for lines and polys: front or
I guess I would say this is a, ahem, borderline issue [sorry].
But I probably would prefer ticks on top since they are on the
border and usually small (unlike grid lines). I'd be interested
to hear if people think otherwise. (The principle I'm applying ist
that I would be able to see grids around data since they span
everything, but that isn't necessarily true for ticks, and obscuring a tick (especially possible with a lot of noisy data
points) would be more annoying).
My inclination would be to treat ticks the same as grid lines for graphs, hence in back. My feeling is that the data should not be obscured. I occasionally run across this problem in PS plots and can usually depend on using the tick mark on the opposite side (i.e. the top or right) for measurement.
Of course, if the tick marks are on the outside of the graph, then this isn't a problem.
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