|MATLAB Function Reference|
Create axes object in tiled positions
subplot divides the current figure into rectangular panes that are numbered rowwise. Each pane contains an axes object. Subsequent plots are output to the current pane.
h = subplot(m,n,p), or
subplot(mnp) breaks the Figure window into an
n matrix of small axes, selects the
pth axes object for for the current plot, and returns the axis handle. The axes are counted along the top row of the Figure window, then the second row, etc. For example,
plots income on the top half of the window and outgo on the bottom half. If the
CurrentAxes is nested in a uipanel, the panel is used as the parent for the subplot instead of the current figure. The new axes object becomes the current axes.
p is a vector, it specifies an axes object having a position that covers all the subplot positions listed in
If the specified axes object already exists, delete it and create a new axes.
positions the individual axes so that the plot boxes align, but does not prevent the labels and ticks from overlapping.
makes the axes object with handle
h current for subsequent plotting commands.
subplot('Position',[left bottom width height])
creates an axes at the position specified by a four-element vector.
height are in normalized coordinates in the range from 0.0 to 1.0.
h = subplot(...)
returns the handle to the new axes object.
subplot specification causes a new axes object to overlap any existing axes, then
subplot deletes the existing axes object and uicontrol objects. However, if the
subplot specification exactly matches the position of an existing axes object, then the matching axes object is not deleted and it becomes the current axes.
clf deletes all axes objects and returns to the default
You can omit the parentheses and specify subplot as
m refers to the row,
n refers to the column, and
p specifies the pane.
Special Case - subplot(111)
subplot(111) is not identical in behavior to
subplot(1,1,1) and exists only for compatibility with previous releases. This syntax does not immediately create an axes object, but instead sets up the figure so that the next graphics command executes a
reset (deleting all figure children) and creates a new axes object in the default position. This syntax does not return a handle, so it is an error to specify a return argument. (This behavior is implemented by setting the figure's
NextPlot property to
income in the top half of a figure and
outgo in the bottom half,
The following illustration shows four subplot regions and indicates the command used to create each.
The following combinations produce asymmetrical arrangements of subplots.
You can also use the colon operator to specify multiple locations if they are in sequence.
Basic Plots and Graphs for more information
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