Axes3D.set_zticks(ticks, labels=None, *, minor=False, **kwargs)[source]#

Set the zaxis' tick locations and optionally tick labels.

If necessary, the view limits of the Axis are expanded so that all given ticks are visible.

ticks1D array-like

Array of tick locations. The axis Locator is replaced by a FixedLocator.

The values may be either floats or in axis units.

Pass an empty list to remove all ticks:


Some tick formatters will not label arbitrary tick positions; e.g. log formatters only label decade ticks by default. In such a case you can set a formatter explicitly on the axis using Axis.set_major_formatter or provide formatted labels yourself.

labelslist of str, optional

Tick labels for each location in ticks. labels must be of the same length as ticks. If not set, the labels are generate using the axis tick Formatter.

minorbool, default: False

If False, set the major ticks; if True, the minor ticks.


Text properties for the labels. Using these is only allowed if you pass labels. In other cases, please use tick_params.


The mandatory expansion of the view limits is an intentional design choice to prevent the surprise of a non-visible tick. If you need other limits, you should set the limits explicitly after setting the ticks.