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how to plot os many curves in one figure with distinct marker?

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I want to draw many plots (say 30) in one figure with distinct color and maker. How can I ask MATLAB to do it automatically?
If I use a loop, it gives all the plots the same color and type.
So I have to use something like this which is too long:
Is there a better way?
Also how can I set the legend for them? Again I have to use such long command for legend:
Any better way?


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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 31 Dec 2013
You may wish to have a look at the FEX contribution "plt".
Otherwise have a more detailed look at "hold all" and the axes properties ColorOrder and LineStyleOrder.
Remember that you can feed legend() a cell array of strings. Alternately you can feed legend the handle for a graphics object and the legend string to associate with it. See also


Steven on 31 Dec 2013
But the "plot" plots all the curves by default as lines.
How can I ask it to draw the plots as distinct markers automatically?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 31 Dec 2013
set the axis LineStyleOrder to only consist of markers.
An example given in that documentation is
The third of those LineStyleOrder entries is 'o' which is marker only. You can use any of the markers shown at

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