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Can my Grapher axis show labels every day and for various times?

Grapher allows the major and minor tick marks to be displayed with different formats. This allows the major tick label to be displayed with one format, such as date and the minor tick label to be displayed with another format, such as time. To display your axis with multiple formats:
  1. Click on the date/time axis to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Labels tab.
  3. In the General section, check the box next to Use date/time format.
  4. Click the Select button next to the Major label date/time format option.
  5. Select the appropriate Predefined date/time formats option and click Insert, or type a custom date/time format (i.e. MMM d) into the Date/Time format (edit to change) box.
  6. Click OK.
  7. If the date defines a range (for example, a day for which there will be hourly minor ticks), in the Label Settings section, set Labels to edit to Major labels, and check the box in the Label Position section next to Between ticks.
  8. If desired, change the Offset in this section to something like -0.200 in so the label appears within the ticks.
  9. Check the box next to Show minor tick labels to display minor tick mark labels.
  10. Click the Select button next to the Minor label date/time format option.
  11. Select the appropriate Predefined date/time formats option and click Insert, or type a custom date/time format (i.e. h TT) into the Date/Time format (edit to change) box.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click on the Ticks tab.
  14. In the Major Ticks section, if desired, increase the Length to a longer line (like 0.600 in), to more fully enclose the major labels.
  15. Check the box next to the Use date/time spacing option.
  16. Click the Every Year button next to Date/time spacing.
  17. Set the interval for the major tick marks (i.e. 1 Day). 
  18. In the Minor Ticks section, check the box next to Show ticks on bottom to show the tick marks.
  19. Check the box next to the Use date/time spacing option.
  20. Click the Every Year button next to Date/time spacing.
  21. Set the interval for the minor tick marks (i.e. 6 Hour). 

Display major tick marks across a range, such as a date, and minor tick marks at specific intervals, such as times.

 

Updated January 12, 2018

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