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Simple modification of GINPUT with custum cursor pointer



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MYGINPUT Graphical input from mouse with custum cursor pointer.

[X,Y] = MYGINPUT(N) gets N points from the current axes and returns the X- and Y-coordinates in length N vectors X and Y.

[X,Y] = MYGINPUT(N, POINTER) also specifies the cursor pointer, e.g. 'crosshair', 'arrow', 'circle' etc. See "Specifying the Figure Pointer" in Matlab's documentation to see the list of available pointers.

MYGINPUT is strictly equivalent to Matlab's original GINPUT, except that a second argument specifies the cursor pointer instead of the default 'fullcrosshair' pointer.

hold on
[x,y] = myginput(1,'crosshair');
hold off

MYGINPUT is copied from Matlab's GINPUT rev.

Comments and Ratings (6)

Do you know if Can I change the color of the pointer (circle) here in MYGINPUT??

Lukasz Migas

Great little tool. Thanks.

jon erickson

jon erickson (view profile)

Nice little function, worked perfectly for me. As is noted in a separate post (, the 3rd output arg does indeed specify which button was pressed--syntax of output args is exactly the same as ginput(...)

AwedBy Matlab

Very useful!

Sugu leasa

Good job!

MATLAB Release
MATLAB 7.2 (R2006a)

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