Running the first example

LogPlot[x^x, {x, 1, 5}]

from the LogPlot documentation I get a plot without ticks highlighted in red

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along with the error message

Tick specification must be a list or a function

The issue is already documented in this post and was attributed to a bug in ticksfun. However, the solution presented there does not work for me and the linked post claims that this bug was resolved in MMA 10.4. I'm using 11.2 (on macOS 10.13). Does that mean the issue was reintroduced in a different manner? If so, how can I fix it?

  • $\begingroup$ Do not put in the bugs tag until your observations have been confirmed by other users. $\endgroup$ – J. M.'s technical difficulties Nov 13 '17 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ I'm using MMA 11.2 on Mac OS 10.13.2 and I get figure with tick marks on both axes. $\endgroup$ – Cassini Nov 13 '17 at 14:11
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. Sorry about that. If Cassini can't reproduce the issue, then perhaps it's just my installation. Is there some standard procedure, some steps to follow that can help identify the cause of this error on my particular system? $\endgroup$ – Casimir Nov 13 '17 at 14:28
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    $\begingroup$ Can't reproduce on "11.1.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (March 16, 2017)" $\endgroup$ – evanb Nov 13 '17 at 14:37
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    $\begingroup$ It works well (plot with ticks) in macOS 10.13.1 and MMA 11.2 $\endgroup$ – José Antonio Díaz Navas Nov 13 '17 at 19:24

I also had this issue with 11.3.0 on Mac. For me it was easily fixed by enabling 'dynamic updating' in the Evaluation menu (had been disabled due to an earlier evaluation gone wild!)

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  • $\begingroup$ Related: mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/43611/4999 -- Alexey Popkov's fix: ImportString[ExportString[LogPlot[x^x, {x, 1, 5}], "NB"], "NB"][[1, 1, 1]] /. FrontEndValueCache[var_, val_] :> val // ToExpression $\endgroup$ – Michael E2 Mar 16 '19 at 20:58

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