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# How to remove markers in plot at specified places?

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I have a 2d plot as shown in attached image, I would like to remove the middle nine marker points in this plot. How can I achieve this? Please provide your suggestion. Thank you all.
clear
clc
nx=5;
ny=5;
x=linspace(0,1,nx);
y=linspace(0,1,ny);
[X,Y]=meshgrid(x,y);
x1=linspace(1/4,1/1.33333,nx);
y1=linspace(1/4,1/1.33333,ny);
[X1,Y1]=meshgrid(x1,y1);
hold on
plot(X,Y,'k',Y,X,'k');
plot(X,Y,'ro',Y,X,'ro','MarkerFaceColor',[1,0.6,0.6]);
plot(X1,Y1,'k',Y1,X1,'k');
axis square
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This was done in MATLAB v2017b

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### Accepted Answer

Les Beckham on 22 Jan 2018
If the goal is to remove all of the markers except for the 'outer' ones, then try this. This should be relatively generic (independent of the size specified by nx and ny), if not elegant.
Replace this line:
plot(X,Y,'ro',Y,X,'ro','MarkerFaceColor',[1,0.6,0.6]);
with these two lines:
Youter(2:end-1,2:end-1)=NaN;
plot(X, Youter, 'ro', 'MarkerFaceColor', [1, 0.6, 0.6])
If I misinterpreted your goals, post a comment making them more clear.
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Les Beckham on 28 Jan 2018
You are quite welcome.

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### More Answers (1)

Walter Roberson on 22 Jan 2018
With recent MATLAB, you can set the MarkerIndices property of line objects; see https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/creating_plots/create-line-plot-with-markers.html#bvcbmlx-1
You are plotting an array of Y so one line object would be generated for each column. Record the output of plot() in order to get those handles. Leave the first and last of the handles alone and set the others to have only 1 and their length in MarkerIndices property.
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