# Custom Colorbar Tickmarks¶

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import yt

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ds = yt.load('IsolatedGalaxy/galaxy0030/galaxy0030')
slc = yt.SlicePlot(ds, 'x', 'density')
slc

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PlotWindow plots are containers for plots, keyed to field names. Below, we get a copy of the plot for the Density field.

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plot = slc.plots['density']


The plot has a few attributes that point to underlying matplotlib plot primitives. For example, the colorbar object corresponds to the cb attribute of the plot.

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colorbar = plot.cb


Next, we call _setup_plots() to ensure the plot is properly initialized. Without this, the custom tickmarks we are adding will be ignored.

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slc._setup_plots()


To set custom tickmarks, simply call the matplotlib set_ticks and set_ticklabels functions.

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colorbar.set_ticks([1e-28])
colorbar.set_ticklabels(['$10^{-28}$'])
slc

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