Mike on MATLAB Graphics

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The Five Tetrahedra

Posted by Mike Garrity,

The dodecahedron is a particularly interesting polyhedron. It's full of interesting five-fold symmetries. Let's take a look at a couple of them.... read more >>

FPLOT and Friends 2

Posted by Mike Garrity,

Another new feature that I really like in R2016a is the upgraded fplot function and all of the new members of the fplot family.... read more >>

YYAxis 4

Posted by Mike Garrity,

One of the features I love in R2016a is the new yyaxis function. This is a new way to create plots which have two independent Y's, like the older plotyy function. Let's take a look at how yyaxis works, and why I think it's cool.... read more >>

As the Wind Blows 2

Posted by Mike Garrity,

NOAA maintains a number of buoys that collect weather data, and they publish the data from them on their website.... read more >>

Signed Distance Fields 1

Posted by Mike Garrity,

Recently I heard from a MATLAB user who was trying to draw tubes along a curve using this blog post I wrote a while back. Unfortunately her curve was a bit more complex than the ones I used in that post. That approach of sweeping a 2D shape along a... read more >>

On the Grid

Posted by Mike Garrity,

One type of question that I'm often asked is about how to use various visualization techniques with what is sometimes called "scatter data". This is data that is a list of individual measurements. These measurements often have locations associated with them, but that's not enough for many visualization techniques. These... read more >>

Into the Mucube

Posted by Mike Garrity,

Last time, when I was talking about permutohedra, we saw how truncated octahedra fill 3D space with no gaps. There are a number of shapes with this property, and they have the lovely old family name convex uniform honeycomb. There's another interesting family that is related to the honeycombs. They're... read more >>

Tiling Hexagons and Other Permutohedra 2

Posted by Mike Garrity,

In earlier posts we've looked at tiling quadrilaterals and pentagons. So what about hexagons? I'm sure you've seen tilings of regular hexagons. They're popular in floor tiles and game tiles. Even bees know about this one. But there's one interesting feature of this tiling that you might not be familiar... read more >>

Polygon Interpolation

Posted by Mike Garrity,

I recently answered a question on MATLAB Answers about how patch interpolates color data. This is a question I get a lot because it's a bit more complicated than you might expect. Let's take a close look at what it can and can't do.... read more >>

Interactive Graph Layout 9

Posted by Mike Garrity,

I really like the new graph visualization functions that were introduced in R2015b. I particularly like the various options for laying out the graph so you can get a nice picture quickly and easily. But sometimes I like to be able to adjust the layout myself. The documentation for the... read more >>

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