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Is there a simple way to implement a two-axis plot in Mathematica? On Quora.com there is a suggestion to use Show to combine two different plots with the same x-axis domain and with y-axes on opposite ends of the plots. I can't seem to get this to work though (I get only one plot shown or the other, but not both).

From Quora.com:


"...you can also do each plot separately, frame them instead of having axes, make sure they have the same horizontal axes, plot 1 has a left handed vertical label, plot 2 has a right-handed vertical label, and then Show[{Plot1,Plot2}]."


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  • $\begingroup$ Seen this? $\endgroup$ – J. M. will be back soon Oct 9 '15 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ I've seen these posts that build a new function to handle a two-axis plot but I want to know if the simple approach of combining two plots with Show[{Plot1,Plot2}] will do the job if you get the axis placement right. I like the simplicity of the approach (because I can likely remember it) and I want to know if it works. I can't seem to get it to work. $\endgroup$ – user13999 Oct 9 '15 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ It won't; the two plots will share one axis with Show[]. $\endgroup$ – J. M. will be back soon Oct 9 '15 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, thanks. Hard to fathom why Wolfram hasn't implemented this directly. $\endgroup$ – user13999 Oct 9 '15 at 15:28

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