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I am plotting this piecewise function:

$$\rho (x,0) = \rho_{max} \text{ if } x \leq 0 $$ $$\rho (x,0) = 0 \text{ if } x>0. $$

I used this code

Plot[Piecewise[{{pmax, x <= 0}, {0, x > 0}}], {x, -2000, 2000}, 
 Axes -> True, AxesLabel -> {"x", "\[Rho]"}, 
 Ticks -> {{0}, {{2000, "pmax"}}}, PlotStyle -> Thickness[0.01]]

and I get this:

enter image description here

Is it possible to move the tick label $\rho_{max}$ to the right?

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  • $\begingroup$ Yeah. Look at the examples for Ticks in Plot. $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Dec 15, 2017 at 2:31
  • $\begingroup$ You have a syntax error (extra comma). $\endgroup$ Dec 15, 2017 at 2:33
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidG.Stork Thanks, but that was a mistake I made copying. My original code was fine. $\endgroup$
    – MikelBa
    Dec 15, 2017 at 2:38
  • $\begingroup$ Also... don't you need to specify pmax = 2000? $\endgroup$ Dec 15, 2017 at 2:39
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidG.Stork Sorry, I forgot to copy it because in the nb is separeted somewhere else. $\endgroup$
    – MikelBa
    Dec 15, 2017 at 2:42

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I would use Epilog instead of trying to hack the Ticks option to move the tick label to the right:

Plot[
    Piecewise[{{2000, x<=0}, {0, x > 0}}],
    {x, -2000, 2000},
    Axes->True, AxesLabel->{"x","\[Rho]"},
    Ticks->None, Epilog->Text["pmax", Offset[{20, 0}, {0,2000}]],
    PlotStyle->Thickness[0.01]
]

enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much!!! $\endgroup$
    – MikelBa
    Dec 15, 2017 at 2:49

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