# Plot with x-axis in radians with ticks at multiples of pi

I have a plot where the x-axis is an angle in radians. Is there an easy way to make the ticks and the tick labels be multiples of pi?

For example, I would like to obtain a figure like this: You may check this example from il bel paese.

A working example with Plots.jl:

using Plots, LaTeXStrings
pyplot(fmt=:svg)

function pitick(start, stop, denom; mode=:text)
a = Int(cld(start, π/denom))
b = Int(fld(stop, π/denom))
tick = range(a*π/denom, b*π/denom; step=π/denom)
ticklabel = piticklabel.((a:b) .// denom, Val(mode))
tick, ticklabel
end

function piticklabel(x::Rational, ::Val{:text})
iszero(x) && return "0"
S = x < 0 ? "-" : ""
n, d = abs(numerator(x)), denominator(x)
N = n == 1 ? "" : repr(n)
d == 1 && return S * N * "π"
S * N * "π/" * repr(d)
end

function piticklabel(x::Rational, ::Val{:latex})
iszero(x) && return L"0"
S = x < 0 ? "-" : ""
n, d = abs(numerator(x)), denominator(x)
N = n == 1 ? "" : repr(n)
d == 1 && return L"%$S%$N\pi"
L"%$S\frac{%$N\pi}{%$d}" end a, b = -2π, 2π plot(sin, a, b; xtick=pitick(a, b, 4), label="y = sin(x)", size=(720, 250))  plot(sin, a, b; xtick=pitick(a, b, 4; mode=:latex), label="y = sin(x)", size=(720, 250), tickfontsize=10)  Edit: LaTeX style tick labels 7 Likes A solution with Makie: using CairoMakie format_π_fracs(xs; denom=round(Int, π/minimum(diff(xs)))) = map(xs) do x # This will error if x is not an expected fraction of π frac = Int(round(x/(π/denom), digits=1))//denom sign = x < 0 ? "-" : "" absnum = abs(frac.num) == 1 ? "" : string(abs(frac.num)) frac.den == 1 && return frac.num == 0 ? L"0" : L"%$sign%$(absnum)\pi" return L"%$sign\frac{%$(absnum)\pi}{%$(frac.den)}"
end

lines(-2π..2π, sin, figure=(; resolution=(600, 200)),
axis=(xticks=-2π:π/2:2π, xtickformat=format_π_fracs)) 5 Likes