How can I plot more than 20 files in single figures ?

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I have more than 20 SAC files to plot in a single figure. Using Matlab how can I plot these data? Thank you in advance!
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Adam on 5 Dec 2016
20 plots in a single figure is a lot. Programmatically using subplot as suggested by Image Analyst is simplest, but depending what you are plotting and whether you want axes labels, ticks, etc subplot can be a bit wasteful of space (if you don't want any axes labels) so you may be better creating and positioning 20 axes yourself in a 5*4 or 4*5 or 10*2 or whatever suits you grid. This is very simple maths and you can control the space between the axes yourself.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 5 Dec 2016
What is an "SAC" file? If you have data, you can use plot(), bar(), surf(), etc. depending on how you want to display it. You might also find subplot() useful if your figure contains nothing else except your 20 plots:
subplot(4, 5, 1);
plot(x1, y1);
subplot(4, 5, 2);
plot(x2, y2);
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 6 Dec 2016
To make 20 line plots in 20 axes (one line plot per axes control) on a single figure (window), then use subplot like this:
subplot(20, 1, 1);
plot(x1, y1);
subplot(20, 1, 2);
plot(x2, y2);
subplot(20, 1, 19);
plot(x19, y19);
subplot(20, 1, 20);
plot(x20, y20);

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