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    TIMETICK Time formatted tick labels
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19 Dec 2003 (Updated )

Time formatted tick labels.

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TIMETICK sets current axes to time formatted tick labels. X Axis must be time, in datenum format.
TIMETICK(AX) sets axes with handle AX to time formatted tick labels.
TIMETICK(AX,precision) sets axes with handle AX to time formatted tick labels with precision values to the right of the decimal for seconds specifier.
Use TIMETICK instead of DATETICK when you want fractional second precision. Unlike DATETICK, TIMETICK works well with ZOOM.

See also TIMESTR.

MATLAB release MATLAB 6.5 (R13)
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Comments and Ratings (9)
24 Jul 2009 Rob Newman

My bad - just found the datetick() function. Please ignore previous post...

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24 Jul 2009 Rob Newman

What about if you have a long time series (years) and want output in YYYY-MM-DD? This function only seems to be relevant for second/microsecond time periods????? Any ideas? Thanks.

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08 May 2009 Hithesh

To resolve the error mentioned in 2nd reply, just use timetick
without any input. Default is x axis.
(credit: Scott Hirsch)

31 Jan 2009 Alex Fay

I aded some more edits, I can't seem to upload them, though.

31 Jan 2009 Alex Fay

30 Jan 2009 Alex Fay

And now in English.
fmt = ['%02d:%02d:%0' totalwidth '.' precision 'f'];

The leading zero also works on fixed-point. For example, if the seconds format is '%07.4f', a seconds value of 0.440 seconds comes out as '00.4400'.

20 Apr 2006 Mike Russell

Implementation can be improved. I improved its capability to include all axis's. The timestr function seems a little involved since it is performing datestr for however many ticks you have chosen.

If anyone has come to a solution on how to update the tick labels after zoom let me know.


21 Mar 2006 rick zhang

It did not work for me in (R14) Service Pack 1 although timestr worked. I received the message below. Hope the author will fix it soon.

>> timetick('x', 'HH:MM:SS.SSSS')
??? Error using ==> get
Invalid handle.

Error in ==> timetick at 26
xt = get(ax,'XTick');



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20 Feb 2009 1.1

Bug fix: No longer displays a trailing period when displaying time of second resolution (as opposed to fractional second).

Before: "12:24:31." Now: "12:24:31" with no trailing period. Thanks to Alex Fay for identifying and fixing the bug.

06 Jan 2010 1.2

Updated copyright.

17 Aug 2015 1.3

Moved code to GitHub

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