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# ztickangle

Rotate z-axis tick labels

## Syntax

``ztickangle(angle)``
``ztickangle(ax,angle)``
``ang = ztickangle``
``ang = ztickangle(ax)``

## Description

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````ztickangle(angle)` rotates the z-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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````ztickangle(ax,angle)` rotates the tick labels for the axes specified by `ax` instead of the current axes.```

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````ang = ztickangle` returns the rotation angle for the z-axis tick labels of the current axes as a scalar value in degrees. Positive values indicate counterclockwise rotation. Negative values indicate clockwise rotation.```
````ang = ztickangle(ax)` uses the axes specified by `ax` instead of the current axes.```

## Examples

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Create a surface chart and rotate the z-axis tick labels 45 degrees clockwise.

```[x,y,z] = peaks; surf(x,y,z) ztickangle(-45)```

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

```ax1 = subplot(2,1,1); stem3(2*rand(5)) ax2 = subplot(2,1,2); stem3(2*rand(5)) ztickangle(ax2,-45)```

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

```[x,y,z] = peaks; surf(peaks)```

`ang = ztickangle`
```ang = 0 ```

## Input Arguments

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

Example: `ztickangle(90)`

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

## Algorithms

The `ztickangle` function sets and queries the `ZTickLabelRotation` property of the `Axes` object.