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Filled area 2-D plot
area(Y)
area(X,Y)
area(...,basevalue)
area(...,'PropertyName',PropertyValue,...)
area(axes_handle,...)
h = area(...)
An area graph displays elements in Y as one or more curves and fills the area beneath each curve. When Y is a matrix, the curves are stacked showing the relative contribution of each row element to the total height of the curve at each x interval.
area(Y) plots the vector Y or plots each column in matrix Y as a separate curve and stacks the curves. The x-axis automatically scales to 1:size(Y,1).
area(X,Y) For vectors X and Y, area(X,Y) is the same as plot(X,Y) except that the area between 0 and Y is filled. When Y is a matrix, area(X,Y) plots the columns of Y as filled areas. For each X, the net result is the sum of corresponding values from the rows of Y.
If X is a vector, length(X) must equal length(Y). If X is a matrix, size(X) must equal size(Y).
area(...,basevalue) specifies the base value for the area fill. The default basevalue is 0.
area(...,'PropertyName',PropertyValue,...) specifies property name and property value pairs for the patch graphics object created by area.
area(axes_handle,...) plots into the axes with the handle axes_handle instead of into the current axes (gca).
h = area(...) returns handles of area graphics objects.
Creating an area graph of an m-by-n matrix creates n area objects (that is, one per column), whereas a 1-by-n vector creates one area object.
Some area object properties that you set on an individual area object set the values for all area objects in the graph. See Area Properties for information on specific properties.