SAMEAXES unifies/synchronizes axis limits on different axes and subplots.
Calling sameaxes() sets identical limits [the pooled min() and max()] to
each axis respectively - which is very handy to compare different plots!
It is possible to restrict the effect to a specific figure and/or axis:
Use XYZC to select which axis to unify (e.g. only the y- or color-axis),
and HNDS to restrict the operations to e.g. only the current figure.
Note that it doesn't link any axes as done by linkaxes().
You may exclude a figure or axis by setting 'HandleVisibility' to 'off'.
Many examples below.
XYZC - which axis to sync (cell or char array) [default 'xyzc' ==> all]
HNDS - figure handle(s) to search for children [default 0 ==> all axes]
none; re-sets the [xyzc]lim-properties of HNDS objects' children axes
sameaxes() without arguments unifies ALL existing axes (x, y, z, color)
sameaxes('y') applies to the ylim of ALL existing axes (across figures)
sameaxes('xc', gcf()) unifies only the x-axis- and color-limits of all
subplots that are children of the current figure
sameaxes(, [fg1,fg2]) separately unifies children of figures fg1, fg2
In case you want to exclude certain figures or axes from being
affected, you can set their handles' visibilities to 'off' beforehand.
Here an example with 5 figures, excluding the first and the fifth:
for ii = 1:5
figure(), plot(ii*rand(10)), title(sprintf('plot %d', ii))
figures = flipud(findobj('Type','figure')); % get figure handles
exclude = figures([1 5]); % select 1,5 for exclusion
set(exclude, 'HandleVisibility', 'off') % set handles "invisible"
sameaxes() % sync all visible handles
set(exclude, 'HandleVisibility', 'on') % restore to default
See also PBASPECT, DASPECT, LINKAXES, XLIM, YLIM, ZLIM.
Johannes Keyser (2021). Set same axis limits to all currently open plots. (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/45219-set-same-axis-limits-to-all-currently-open-plots), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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