Mike on MATLAB Graphics

Graphics & Data Visualization


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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

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

Fill Between

One question I'm often asked is how to fill the area between two plotted curves. It is possible to do this, but it involves some details which aren't obvious, so let's walk through what's involved.... read more >>

Stacked Bar3

MATLAB's bar3 command is kind of cool, but what if we have a 3D matrix like this?... read more >>

State Taxes

If you live in the US, you probably filed your taxes sometime in the last couple of months. If you're like me, that got you looking at data about taxes. One nice source of tax data is the US Census Bureau.... read more >>

Keeling Spiral

Today we're going to take a look at what is probably the most famous dataset in atmospheric science, the Keeling Curve. This is a timeseries dataset of the concentration of carbon dioxide at an observatory on Mauna Loa. Charles Keeling started collecting this data in 1974. It's available online at... read more >>

Linked Selection

When we create visualizations of data which have multiple values per data point, we need to use different graphics features to represent the different values. These are called "visual channels". For example, consider the following four charts.... read more >>

Highlighting Parts of Charts

Sometimes you would like change how a chart looks in a way which isn’t supported by the implementation of the chart. For example, you might want to change the color of one of the bars in a bar chart to highlight it.... read more >>