We know that by default the function of "\psplot" should be written in postscript code. And it is hard for a fresh man to understand the meaning of a long line postscript mathematical expression. With package "pstricks-add", you may get rid of the unfriendly postscript codes. Setting "algebraic=true", common algebraic notations can be used. For example you instead of using "x cos x 2 exp mul", you can write it "cos(x)*x^2".

To change the font size of the labels "labelFontSize" may be used. You can set "labelFontSize = \footnotesize", so that the font size of the labels will be smaller.

There are some options used to control the ticks and subticks. "subticks=num" set num subtics between two main ticks. "(x)(y)(sub)ticklinestyle", "(x)(y)(sub)tickcolor", "(x)(y)(sub)tickwidth", and "(x)(y)(sub)ticksize" control the linestyle, color, width and size of corresponding ticks.

There is an example on these options.

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-plot} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \psset{yunit=0.2cm,xunit=0.5cm} \begin{pspicture}(-5,0)(5,25) \psaxes[linecolor=blue,axesstyle=frame, tickstyle=bottom,Dx=2,Dy=5, xsubticks=4,ysubticks=5, tickcolor=blue,subtickcolor=cyan, subticksize=0.5,ticksize=2mm, tickwidth=1.5pt,subtickwidth=0.75pt, ](-5,0)(5,25) \psset{algebraic=true} \psplot[linecolor=red]{-5}{5}{0.9*x^2} \end{pspicture} \end{document}

Fig.1 More options on Pstricks plotting |