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Shanrong Zhang (view profile)


21 Mar 2006 (Updated )

This is a 2D vresion of Plot3AxisAtOrigin, which may be used to plot axis at origin.

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PlotAxisAtOrigin Plot 2D axes through the origin. It is a 2D version of Plot3AxisAtOrigin written by Michael Robbins. Have fun!


Plot3axisatorigin inspired this file.

This file inspired Axescenter.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.1.0 (R14SP3)
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05 Feb 2017 Lukas

Lukas (view profile)

Why would you not just ask for the axis handle and skip the plot section? Then the user could plot whatever he wants, however he wants, and then apply the axes at origin? Then you could for example also preserve x-and ylabels (or rewrite them)

22 Nov 2015 benjamin schatz

Hello, I´m not really familar with Matlab but can somebody tell me how to use this file ? Matlb gives me this Error note:

Error: Function definitions are not permitted in this context.


21 Apr 2015 Isabella Osetinsky-Tzidaki

Dear Shanrong Zhang,

please add output H=PlotAxisAtOrigin(x,y),
along with a slight change in the second active line: H=plot(x,y);

It allows handling of the figure:
function H=PlotAxisAtOrigin(x,y)
% Example:
% x = -2*pi:pi/10:2*pi;
% y1 = sin(x);
% y2 = cos(x);
% y = [y1;y2];
% H=PlotAxisAtOrigin(x,y);
% H(1).LineWidth = 3;
% H(2).Marker = '*';
% H(2).Color = 'm';

if nargin == 2
%--contunue as in your original code ----

21 Apr 2015 Isabella Osetinsky-Tzidaki

works just as needed. Thank a lot!

30 Dec 2014 zhao

zhao (view profile)

when x and y doesn't contain zero , for example x=5:0.1:10; y=2*x . the function will not work

27 Jun 2014 Jan

Jan (view profile)


- Hide in comment line containing set(gcf,'color','w')

@Markus Buehren:
- It doesn't work because "Axes in origin" are actually lines in regular axes, which are hidden.

I'm thinking of writing function AxesToOrigin based on this function...

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04 Apr 2014 Anael

Anael (view profile)

Great function!
2 comments though:
-I don't like that it changes the background color.
-I wish it wouldn't need to take any arguments.

19 May 2013 Bob

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07 Apr 2013 Sam

Sam (view profile)

Hello, I can not understand how to apply this to my code. I want to shift the current origin to (0,0) from (-0.3, 0) but the -y axis should not appear. My code is:

% Plot for lambda = 0.5

n = 30;

dc1 = 1/30*(0.5*66+0.5*62);
dc2 = 1/30*(0.5*57+0.5*55);

dn1 = 1/30*(0.5*40+0.5*30);
dn2 = 1/30*(0.5*35+0.5*20);
dn3 = 1/30*(0.5*20+0.5*27);

e = -0.3:0.01:0.3;

bc1 = 30*dc1*(1+(dc1./(10+e)));
bc2 = 30*dc2*(1+(dc2./(10+e)));

bn1 = 30*dn1*(1+(dn1./(2+e)));
bn2 = 30*dn2*(1+(dn2./(2+e)));
bn3 = 30*dn3*(1+(dn3./(2+e)));

plot(e, bc1, 'g')
hold all
plot(e, bc2, 'r')
hold all
plot(e, bn1, 'b')
hold all
plot(e, bn2, 'y')
hold all
plot(e, bn3, 'black')


set(gca,'XTickLabel',{'-0.3','-0.2','-0.1','0','0.1', '0.2', '0.3'})

ylim([0 90]);
xlim([-0.3 0.3]);

title('BED Plots for Organs');
xlabel('Epsilon range of alpha/beta');

%Thank you very much!

14 Jun 2012 David Polcari

Hi this is great but what do I do if I want to add axis labels?

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06 Jun 2012 zhang yanyu

24 Nov 2011 chen Jian

15 Apr 2010 Charles

I tried it. Works fine for me. Exactly what I wanted. Thanks for sharing

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30 Mar 2009 Christian

09 Feb 2009 Markus Buehren

Markus Buehren (view profile)

Sorry, but I think this package is not very useful. On the first view it looks nice, but the axis will not change when zooming in etc.


16 Nov 2006 guillaume mille

13 Oct 2006 Jinwei Gu

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