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# geom2d

### David Legland (view profile)

13 Jun 2005 (Updated )

Geometry library for matlab. Performs geometric computations on points, lines, circles, polygons...

drawLine(lin, varargin)
```function varargout = drawLine(lin, varargin)
%DRAWLINE Draw a straight line clipped by the current axis
%
%   drawLine(LINE);
%   Draws the line LINE on the current axis, by using current axis to clip
%   the line.
%
%   drawLine(LINE, PARAM, VALUE);
%   Specifies drawing options.
%
%   H = drawLine(...)
%   Returns a handle to the created line object. If clipped line is not
%   contained in the axis, the function returns -1.
%
%   Example
%     figure; hold on; axis equal;
%     axis([0 100 0 100]);
%     drawLine([30 40 10 20]);
%     drawLine([30 40 20 -10], 'Color', 'm', 'LineWidth', 2);
%     drawLine([-30 140 10 20]);
%
%   lines2d, createLine, drawEdge
%
%   ---------
%   author : David Legland
%   INRA - TPV URPOI - BIA IMASTE
%   created the 31/10/2003.
%

%   HISTORY
%   25/05/2004 add support for multiple lines (loop)
%   23/05/2005 add support for arguments
%   03/08/2010 bug for lines outside box (thanks to Reto Zingg)
%   04/08/2010 rewrite using clipLine
%   2011-10-11 add management of axes handle

% extract handle of axis to draw in
if isAxisHandle(lin)
ax = lin;
lin = varargin{1};
varargin(1) = [];
else
ax = gca;
end

% default style for drawing lines
if length(varargin) ~= 1
varargin = [{'color', 'b'}, varargin];
end

% extract bounding box of the current axis
xlim = get(ax, 'xlim');
ylim = get(ax, 'ylim');

% clip lines with current axis box
clip = clipLine(lin, [xlim ylim]);
ok   = isfinite(clip(:,1));

% initialize result array to invalide handles
h = -1 * ones(size(lin, 1), 1);

% draw valid lines
h(ok) = plot(ax, clip(ok, [1 3])', clip(ok, [2 4])', varargin{:});

% return line handle if needed
if nargout > 0
varargout = {h};
end
```