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I want to remove ticks from the top and right axes of the bounding box of a plot generated with pgfplots. Any help appreciated.

Here is sample code which generates unwanted ticks.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgfplots,siunitx}
\pgfplotsset{compat=1.8}

\pgfplotstableread{
celc fahr
0  32
20 68
40 104
60 140
80 176
100 212
}\mytable


\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
    \begin{axis}[xlabel={\si{\degreeCelsius}},
                 ylabel={\si{\degree F}}]
    \addplot table \mytable;
    \end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

The result, with unwanted ticks in top and right:

example

I realize this sounds very basic but a search for examples to guide me has not panned out.

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  • Search also the manual with axis lines.
    – percusse
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 15:08
  • @Jake I do mean remove from top and right. I tried tick pos=right but this turns off ticks on the left y line AND the bottom line and sets the tick label on the top x axis.
    – Buck Thorn
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 15:13
  • @Jake: to clarify, the plot shown above places the y label and y tick labels on the left side which is also not what I want but was readily fixed with y dir = reverse.
    – Buck Thorn
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 15:22
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    @Jake: Thanks for your help, I made the edits you recommended. Sorry also about the confusion, the example shown is a watered down version of what I want to do. And no, I did not use y dir = reverse, instead I used yticklabel pos=right, I mixed those up in my answer.
    – Buck Thorn
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 15:30

1 Answer 1

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You can use the xtick pos, ytick pos keys:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgfplots,siunitx}
\pgfplotsset{compat=1.8}

\pgfplotstableread{
celc fahr
0  32
20 68
40 104
60 140
80 176
100 212
}\mytable


\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
    \begin{axis}[xlabel={\si{\degreeCelsius}},
                 ylabel={\si{\degree F}},
xtick pos=left,
ytick pos=left]
    \addplot table \mytable;
    \end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

enter image description here

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    ... or tick pos=left, which sets xtick pos=left and ytick pos=left simultaneously.
    – Jake
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 15:20
  • @Jake yes; however, I wan't sure from the original description if Try Hard wanted left also for the y-axis (the question mentions "right"), so I decided to present both keys for individual control. Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 15:26
  • Very intuitive that the bottom of x is on the left... Is there some logical reason behind this or did they just not want to handle x and y differently?
    – luator
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 21:05
  • @luator Probably by coincidence, from pgfplots manual "Note that the keys left and bottom are aliases for lower." (i.e. they both correspond to smaller value of the coordinate)
    – user202729
    Commented Apr 21, 2022 at 9:21

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