MATLAB Function Reference |

**Syntax**

**Description **

A comet plot is an animated graph in which a circle (the comet *head*) traces the data points on the screen. The comet *body* is a trailing segment that follows the head. The *tail* is a solid line that traces the entire function.

```
comet3(z)
```

displays a three-dimensional comet graph of the vector `z`

.

```
comet3(x,y,z)
```

displays a comet graph of the curve through the points `[x(i),y(i),z(i)]`

.

```
comet3(x,y,z,p)
```

specifies a comet body of length `p`

*`length(y)`

.

```
comet3(axes_handle,...)
```

plots into the axes with handle `axes_handle`

instead of the current axes (`gca`

).

**Remarks**

Note that the trace left by `comet3`

is created by using an `EraseMode`

of `none`

, which means you cannot print the graph (you get only the comet head) and it disappears if you cause a redraw (e.g., by resizing the window).

**Examples**

Create a three-dimensional comet graph.

**See Also**

Direction and Velocity Plots for related functions

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