# How to move the Yaxis exponent outside

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Commented: Voss on 20 Feb 2024
I would like to move the exponent of the Y axis that is naturally above the figure, to the outside (left side) of the figure.
See my impressive plot attached. Any suggestion (I mean with an automatic way) such as 'TickDir' 'out' for the ticks, but for the exponent x10^6 here. Cheers

Voss on 19 Feb 2024
I don't know of a way to move that exponent label, but if you have R2023b or later, you can use the ysecondarylabel function to set its string to empty, and then create your own exponent label (using the text function) where you want.
plot(1e6:1e6:7e6)
ylim([1e6 7.5e6])
ax = gca();
ysecondarylabel(ax,'')
text(ax, ...
'String','x10^{6}', ...
'Units','normalized', ...
'Position',[0 1], ...
'HorizontalAlignment','right', ...
'VerticalAlignment','bottom')
Thanks for your method, I do not have 2023 but I will keep writing using text.
Best
Voss on 20 Feb 2024
You're welcome!

Sulaymon Eshkabilov on 19 Feb 2024
Here is one example how to get it done:
% Sample data for plot display
x = linspace(0, 2*pi, 100);
y = 1e6 * sin(x);
%% Demo 1
figure;
plot(x, y);
yticks([0, max(y)])
yticklabels({'0', '10^6'});
ylabel('Y-axis');
title('Example Plot');
xlabel('X-axis');
%% Demo 2
figure;
plot(x, y);
yticks([min(y), 0, max(y)])
yticklabels( {'-10^6', '0', '10^6'});
ylabel('Y-axis');
title('Example Plot');
xlabel('X-axis');
Thanks for your answer, but this is not what I am looking for. On your second example, I would like -1 0 1 to be displayed on the y axis; with the exponent at the top. I do not want the exponent x10^6 written at each line like in your example, I need the number on the left of the figure rather than above it, like in my example.