Mike on MATLAB Graphics

Graphics & Data Visualization

Note

Mike on MATLAB Graphics has been retired and will not be updated.

Computer Graphics Years

I loved the question that Steve recently asked on his blog about what your earliest computer experiences were. It brought back a lot of memories, but quickly turned into something that's too long for... read more >>

The Five Tetrahedra

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.First we'll need the vertices. There's an interesting... read more >>

FPLOT and Friends

Another new feature that I really like in R2016a is the upgraded fplot function and all of the new members of the fplot family.The fplot function has been around for a long time. The basic idea is... read more >>

YYAxis

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... read more >>

As the Wind Blows

As the Wind BlowsNOAA maintains a number of buoys that collect weather data, and they publish the data from them on their website.There are four of these buoys just outside Boston harbor. They are... read more >>

Signed Distance Fields

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... read more >>

On the Grid

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.... read more >>

Into the Mucube

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... read more >>

Tiling Hexagons and Other Permutohedra

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... read more >>

Polygon Interpolation

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... read more >>

These postings are the author's and don't necessarily represent the opinions of MathWorks.