# How to remove ticks from the x-axis?

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Vahid on 18 Mar 2012
Commented: Shaojun Liao on 5 Apr 2023
Hi everybody,
I am wondering if there is any way to remove the ticks from only one axis, let say x-axis, when you plot a graph. (TickLength applies the changes to both x- and y-axis which is not what I'd like)
Thank you very much in advance, Vahid

bym on 18 Mar 2012
set(gca,'XTick',[])

### More Answers (3)

Bryan Conklin on 27 Aug 2019
Edited: Bryan Conklin on 27 Aug 2019
h=gca; h.XAxis.TickLength = [0 0];
This will allow you to keep the labels but remove the tick marks on only the x-axis.
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Fenglei Gu on 29 Mar 2022
Thanks!!!! searched for a long time!
Shaojun Liao on 5 Apr 2023
Thank you so much for helping, hope more people can see it. Because your answer is exactly related to the point.

Hossein on 18 Oct 2017
but how to keep the numbers?
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Sarah Zinn on 13 Dec 2017
Edited: Sarah Zinn on 13 Dec 2017
I use
set(gca,'TickLength',[0 0])
but it will affect the YTick as well.
Aditya Aji wibowo on 26 May 2019
Thank's, it works.

Walter Fanka on 20 Dec 2018
set(gca,'TickLength',[0 .01])
% where 0 is the length of ticks on the x-axis and
% .01 is the length on the y-axis.
So in this case, the x-axis is "tickless" :)
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LeChat on 28 Oct 2020
This is nice, but would there be a way to remove the ticks only on one side of the graph, and not the one facing it? I would like to have ticks on the main axis but no mirror ticks (I have a box around my graph and I do not want ticks on the other sides of the box). Thank you for your help!
LeChat on 28 Oct 2020
oh actually I found this which works great:
plot(1:10)
% get handle to current axes
a = gca;
% set box property to off and remove background color
set(a,'box','off','color','none')
% create new, empty axes with box but without ticks
b = axes('Position',get(a,'Position'),'box','on','xtick',[],'ytick',[]);
% set original axes as active
axes(a)
% link axes in case of zooming
from:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15553720/matlab-remove-only-top-and-right-ticks-with-leaving-box-on