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# xtickangle

Rotate x-axis tick labels

## Syntax

xtickangle(angle)
xtickangle(ax,angle)
ang = xtickangle
ang = xtickangle(ax)

## Description

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xtickangle(angle) rotates the x-axis tick labels for the current axes to the specified angle in degrees, where 0 is horizontal. Specify a positive value for counterclockwise rotation or a negative value for clockwise rotation.

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xtickangle(ax,angle) rotates the tick labels for the axes specified by ax instead of the current axes.

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ang = xtickangle returns the rotation angle for the x-axis tick labels of the current axes as a scalar value in degrees. Positive values indicate counterclockwise rotation. Negative values indicate clockwise rotation.

ang = xtickangle(ax) uses the axes specified by ax instead of the current axes.

## Examples

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Create a stem chart and rotate the x-axis tick labels so that they appear at a 45-degree angle from the horizontal plane.

x = linspace(0,10000,21);
y = x.^2;
stem(x,y)
xtickangle(45)

Create a figure with two subplots and return the axes objects as ax1 and ax2. Rotate the x-axis tick labels for the lower subplot by specifying ax2 as the first input argument to xtickangle.

ax1 = subplot(2,1,1);
plot(rand(6))

ax2 = subplot(2,1,2);
plot(rand(6))
xtickangle(ax2,45)

Create a stem chart. Then, query the rotation angle for the x-axis tick labels. By default, the labels are not rotated.

x = linspace(0,10000,21);
y = x.^2;
stem(x,y)

ang = xtickangle
ang = 0

## Input Arguments

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Rotation of tick labels, specified as a scalar value in degrees, where 0 is horizontal.

Example: xtickangle(90)

Target axes, specified as a single Axes object or a vector of Axes objects. If you do not specify the axes, then xtickangle uses the current axes.

## Algorithms

The xtickangle function sets and queries the XTickLabelRotation property of the Axes object.