set xlab

set xlab option

Controls the format of X-axis tick mark labels. The option argument may be one of the following:

Usage Notes

  1. If the X axis represents longitude, then the default behavior is to append an "E" or "W" to all tick mark labels depending on the hemisphere.

  2. Changes to the X-axis tick mark labels are reset by clear, but not display.


  1. This command would cause all X-axis labels to have 2 digits after the decimal point: