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Because the workers running a job in pmode are MATLAB^{®} sessions
without displays, they cannot create plots or other graphic outputs
on your desktop.

When working in pmode with codistributed arrays, one way to plot a codistributed array is to follow these basic steps:

Use the

`gather`function to collect the entire array into the workspace of one worker.Transfer the whole array from any worker to the MATLAB client with

`pmode lab2client`.Plot the data from the client workspace.

The following example illustrates this technique.

Create a 1-by-100 codistributed array of 0s. With four workers, each has a 1-by-25 segment of the whole array.

P>> D = zeros(1,100,codistributor1d()) Lab 1: This lab stores D(1:25). Lab 2: This lab stores D(26:50). Lab 3: This lab stores D(51:75). Lab 4: This lab stores D(76:100).

Use a `for`-loop over the distributed range
to populate the array so that it contains a sine wave. Each worker
does one-fourth of the array.

P>> for i = drange(1:100) D(i) = sin(i*2*pi/100); end;

Gather the array so that the whole array is contained in the workspace of worker 1.

P>> P = gather(D, 1);

Transfer the array from the workspace of worker 1 to the MATLAB client workspace, then plot the array from the client. Note that both commands are entered in the MATLAB (client) Command Window.

pmode lab2client P 1 plot(P)

This is not the only way to plot codistributed data. One alternative method, especially useful when running noninteractive communicating jobs, is to plot the data to a file, then view it from a later MATLAB session.

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