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in the code below, two things should be modified:

  1. xlabels and xgrid should appear for x=10^-0.1, x=10^0 and x=10^0.1 only
  2. the grid along the x-axis should reflect the logarithmic scale (ie, not constant) with the major grid for the values listed above only


\pgfkeys{/pgf/number format/.cd,set decimal separator={,}}
\begin{semilogxaxis}[grid=both,enlarge x limits=false,scale only axis,width=8.5cm,height=6cm,ymin=1,ymax=1.5,tick style={draw=none}]
\addplot[color=black,mark=*,mark size=1pt]
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I think the option xtickten={-0.1,0,0.1} does what you want for both, (1.) and (2.): it displays only the tick positions 10^-0.1, 10^0 and 10^0.1 and it only displays these grid lines.

Note that the grid should respect the logarithmic scale in any case (and it does so for -0.1, 0, and 0.1).

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thanks it helps but it does not show the thin lines of the minor grid. How can I add them? – pluton Aug 7 '11 at 4:22
By default, pgfplots generates minor logarithmic grids only if the major ticks are of type j*10^j. Try out the minor xtick={<positions>} feature to provide some manually (requires a recent version I believe). Providing only the exponents base ten (like xtickten) is not possible here, however. – Christian Feuersänger Aug 7 '11 at 13:12
ok thanks. Will a new version of pfgplots handle logarithmic minor grid whatever the major scale is? – pluton Aug 7 '11 at 14:11
Such a feature is not yet planned. – Christian Feuersänger Aug 10 '11 at 17:42
alright. Maybe in a more long term future then. – pluton Aug 10 '11 at 17:48

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