# Grid and tick marks in the same PSTricks picture

Consider the following example:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{pst-plot}

\begin{document}

\psset{
xunit = 0.05,
yunit = 0.003,
algebraic
}
\begin{pspicture}(-17,-140)(213,2540)
% Axes
\psaxes[
dx = 20,
dy = 250,
labels = none,
ticklinestyle = dotted,
tickwidth = 0.5pt,
xticksize = 0 2250,
yticksize = 0 200
]{->}(0,0)(-4,-60)(210,2400)[$x$,0][$y$,90]
\psaxes[
dx = 20,
Dx = 20,
dy = 250,
Dy = 250
](0,0)(-4,-60)(210,2400)
% Functions.
\psplot[linecolor = red]{0}{200}{1.75*x+500}
\rput(190,700){$y$}
\psplot[linecolor = blue]{0}{200}{10*x}
\rput(190,2030){$z$}
\end{pspicture}

\end{document}


What is the 'correct'/'best' way to add both a grid with dotted lines and solid tick marks to a graph using pst-plot? As can be seen in the example above, I have done it by drawing two coordinate systems, but is there a simpler way of getting the same?

• You could use \psgrid, bit AFAIKS that would bring you back to where you started from. But as there are now different options to generate tics and grid, I can't see a 'better' way. Sep 2, 2013 at 13:10
• Okay, thank you. (Indeed, it would be going back to start (and not using an advice from @Herbert on PSTricks).) Sep 2, 2013 at 13:16

## 1 Answer

{\psset{xunit=20,yunit=250}
\psgrid[subgriddiv=0,griddots=10,gridlabels=0pt](0,0)(10,9)%
}

• I really don't understand this. When should I use \psgrid and when not? Sep 2, 2013 at 20:35
• @SvendTveskæg Depends ;). The \psgrid will have different dot spacing in x and y-direction because you have different units. The \psaxes has equals dot spacing in both directions. Sep 3, 2013 at 8:19
• @Christoph Okay. Thank you for the explanation. Sep 3, 2013 at 8:31
• @SvendTveskæg: You asked for an alternative to \psaxes. There is no "best way". It depends to your axes
– user2478
Sep 3, 2013 at 9:32