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Create a plot in plot

Plot_in_Plot

This is an example of how to create an inset plot within another plot in MATLAB®.

Read about the axes function in the MATLAB® documentation.

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% Create data
t = linspace(0,2*pi);
t(1) = eps;
y = sin(t);

% Place axes at (0.1,0.1) with width and height of 0.8
figure;
handaxes1 = axes('position', [0.1 0.1 0.8 0.8]);

% Main plot
plot(t, y);
xlabel('t'); ylabel('sin(t)');
set(handaxes1, 'box', 'off');

% Adjust XY label font
handxlabel1 = get(gca, 'xlabel');
set(handxlabel1, 'fontsize', 16, 'fontweight', 'bold');
handylabel1 = get(gca, 'ylabel');
set(handylabel1, 'fontsize', 16, 'fontweight', 'bold');

% Place second set of axes on same plot
handaxes2 = axes('position', [0.6 0.6 0.2 0.2]);
fill(t, y.^2, 'g');
set(handaxes2, 'box', 'off');
xlabel('t'); ylabel('(sin(t))^2');

% Adjust XY label font
set(get(handaxes2, 'xlabel'), 'fontname', 'times')
set(get(handaxes2, 'ylabel'), 'fontname', 'times')

% Add another set of axes
handaxes3 = axes('position', [0.25 0.25 0.2 0.2]);
plot(t, y.^3);
set(handaxes3, 'box','off');
xlabel('t'); ylabel('(sin(t))^3');

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