How can I most cleanly force Mathematica not to print ticks in scientific notation? Do I have to manually provide the tick labels?

Rendering the numbers in exact form would be sufficient. If there is a way to express formatting with a function that would be optimal.

Plot[x, {x, 0, 10^10}]

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  • $\begingroup$ What would you like the tick labels to look like, then? $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2017 at 2:03
  • $\begingroup$ Good question -- let me add more detail. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – mfvonh
    Aug 26, 2017 at 2:04

2 Answers 2

longticks = 
  Show[#, AbsoluteOptions[#, 
      Ticks] /. {n_?NumberQ, n_, a_List, b_List} :> {n, AccountingForm[n], a, b}] &;

Plot[x, {x, 0, 10^10}] // longticks

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    $\begingroup$ Does this still work with MM 13? I'm copy-pasting this code and get numbers in the format of 8*^9 etc. $\endgroup$
    – tukan
    Jun 8, 2022 at 16:12

Use the Table function or something similar within the Ticks option to make this easy on you. Consider this, which changes the y-axis ticks, while leaving the x-axis ticks alone:

Plot[x, {x, 0, 10^10}, 
 Ticks -> {Automatic, Table[{2 i 10^9, 2 i 10^9}, {i, 1, 5}]}]

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