# Using pgfplots, why do minor ticks disappear when I change the base in logarithmic plots?

Plotting the same thing, just with different values for log basis y, the minor ticks disappear.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fullpage}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{pgfplots}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{semilogyaxis}[log basis y=10]
(0, 1)
(1, 2)
(2, 4)
(3, 8)
(4, 16)
(5, 32)
};
\end{semilogyaxis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{semilogyaxis}[log basis y=5]
(0, 1)
(1, 2)
(2, 4)
(3, 8)
(4, 16)
(5, 32)
};
\end{semilogyaxis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


Is there any way to make them reappear?

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Pgfplots can only generate minor ticks for log basis y=10. These are at positions {2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9} * 10^k .
Thinking about it, I agree. I prefer to use ytickten={0, 0.5, ..., 2}, which gives ticks at 5^0, 5^0.5, 5^1, etc. when the base is 5. Thanks! –  Vegard Aug 25 '12 at 13:39