# Setting Axis scale steps

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Youssef Darwich on 14 Jun 2020
Edited: Aditya Verma on 15 Jun 2020
Hello guys,
I'am new to Matlab and need your help
how can i set the axis such that every step is for example '8.03 units'?
thanks

Aditya Verma on 14 Jun 2020
Edited: Aditya Verma on 14 Jun 2020
Hello,
You can set the x-axis ticks using xticks function:
x = 0:0.1:5;
plot(x, sin(x));
xticks(0:0.83:5);
xlim([0 5]);
In a similar way you can set your y or z ticks. You can read more about it here: https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/xticks.html

Youssef Darwich on 14 Jun 2020
thanks this was very helpful :) but i think "xlim()" function is trivial becaus the boundaries are already limited by the "xticks()" function, what do you think?
Aditya Verma on 15 Jun 2020
The boundaries are limited by the extreme points of x which can be changed by xlim(). xticks() merely specifies a list of increasing values where the ticks should be marked, it could be out of the figure frame too! Consider the following example:
x = [4 2 6 0 -2];
plot(x, sin(x));
xticks([-4 8 10]);
You can hold and drag the graph to see those ticks.
I used xlim() because somehow 0 was being trimmed out from the graph at that moment, but now it's working fine :)

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