# Axis Inspector

The *Axis Inspector* allow settings depending to the 4 available axis. The button at the top of the inspector selects on which axis the attributes below apply to.

**Min**, **Max**: Controls the range of the axis. The range can also be changed with different mouse modes. Dependent on the number format you have to enter a number or a time value.

**Scaling Start**, **Scaling End**: Defines values where the scaling of the axis should start and stop. Dependent on the number format you have to enter a number or a time value.

**Tick Distance**: Defines the distance between two major ticks.

*days:hours:minutes:seconds*. There are also some special tokens:

**Defines the tick distance in years where**

`<n>y`

`n`

is the number of years (possible values: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000)
**Defines the tick distance in month where**

`<n>m`

`n`

is the number of month (possible values: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
**Defines the tick distance in weeks where**

`<n>w<s>`

`n`

is the number of weeks (possible values: 1, 2, 3, 4) and `s`

is the start day of the week (0-6 where 0 is sunday)
**Minor Steps**: Defines the number of minor ticks between two major ticks.

*Scaling Start*, *Scaling End*, *Tick Width*, *Minor Steps* are optional values. If you leave the fields empty *Plot* calculates an optimal value automatically.

**Time Format**: Defines the format used for the displaying time values on time axis (time format tokens).

**Trigger**: This allow to define a *trigger*, a number where a tick should appear and all other ticks should depend on. for example: if you have an axis from 0 to 10 and you want ticks at 3.33 and 6.66 enter the values shown in the image.

**Scaling Expr.**: This allows scaling of axis numbers without changing the data itself. For example to display seconds instead of milliseconds enter `v/1000`

in this field. *v* is the variable which represents the axis number.

**Automatically set decimal places**: If checked the number of decimal places for axis numbers will be determind automatically.

**Dec.Places**: The number of decimal places for axis numbers.

**Exp.Offset**: Allows you to define the limit, above which numbers are plotted in exponential notation. The number you define with the slider is the exponent of the limit.

**Axis Format**: Here you can select between linear axis, logarithmic axis and time axis.

**Treat smallest log value as 0**: If check the smallest value on a logarithmic axis will be replaced with 0 (even if this is not correct).

**Plot axis reverse**: If check the axis will be plotted in reverse direction.

**Axis Text**: The major label for the axis. This field has limited formating possibilities. If you want a more sophisticated axis label use a text object together with the auto positioning option.

**Flip axis text**: If checked the axis text orientation will be flipped.

**Enable**: Allows to enable or disable an axis completely.