Mike on MATLAB Graphics

Graphics & Data Visualization

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

Performance Scaling

Performance ScalingGraphics performance is a complex and interesting field. It's one my group has been spending a lot of our time working on, especially as we designed MATLAB's new graphics system.... read more >>

Linked Selection

Linked SelectionWhen 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... read more >>

Happy New Year

Happy New YearI hope that you had a great year and that next year is even better for you.Here's a little bit of fluff to finish out 2014.n1 = 5; n2 = 200; n3 = 500; ang1 =... read more >>

Pretriangulation

PretriangulationAn interesting question went by on MATLAB Answers the other day. I've simplified it a bit here, but it looked something like this:rng(0) cla nfaces = 5000; nsides = 6; nframes =... read more >>

What is a Surface?

What is a Surface?What exactly is MATLAB doing when we say the following?surf(peaks)The answer seems obvious. We're telling MATLAB to draw a continuous surface through the points which are defined in... read more >>

Highlighting Parts of Charts

Highlighting Parts of ChartsSometimes 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... read more >>

SortMethod

SortMethodToday we're going to talk about the SortMethod property which was added to the Axes object in R2014b. It's actually been around for a long time, but it wasn't supported by all renderers,... read more >>

Making Things Move

After my post about using MATLAB Graphics from Simulink, Aditya had a great question about using this technique for 3D animations. This is a really interesting area, and I really wanted to use a 3D example for that post. Unfortunately I couldn't come up with one that was simple enough to fit into that blog post. But if you do decide to explore this area on your own, or even if you're doing 3D animations without Simulink, there are some tricks you should probably know about.... read more >>

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