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How to constantly update a plot off of a slider being pulled

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Is it possible to automatically update a graph based off of the slider. I now how to update the graph once the position in the slider has changed, but what I want to know is it possible to have the graph up date as the slider is being pulled. Essentially, as the slider is being pulled, I want the graph to update for each position that the slider value cross, not just update once the slider is let go off and one set value is made. Does anyone have any ideas how to do this?
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Srikanth Kothamasu
Srikanth Kothamasu on 10 Mar 2016
I have two curves one is actual like (y=mx^2),other one is simulated curve which will be having similar behavior but not follow the actual one. so now i have to fallow the first curve with the help of slider is that possible. if so can you help out.

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Teja Muppirala
Teja Muppirala on 11 Dec 2012
Edited: John Kelly on 19 Nov 2013
I know what you are trying to do, I often want to do the same
Save the following in a file and run it to see an example:
function myslider
x = 1:10;
hplot = plot(x,0*x);
h = uicontrol('style','slider','units','pixel','position',[20 20 300 20]);
addlistener(h,'ActionEvent',@(hObject, event) makeplot(hObject, event,x,hplot));
function makeplot(hObject,event,x,hplot)
n = get(hObject,'Value');
set(hplot,'ydata',x.^n);
drawnow;
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JP Schnyder
JP Schnyder on 7 Jan 2020
Since Matlab 2014a, 'ActionEvent' is renamed to 'ContinuousValueChange'in
addlistener(h,'ActionEvent',@(hObject, event) makeplot(hObject, event,x,hplot));

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Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 11 Dec 2012
Edited: Matt Fig on 11 Dec 2012
Yes.
function [] = slider_plot()
% Plot different plots according to slider location.
S.fh = figure('units','pixels',...
'position',[300 300 300 300],...
'menubar','none',...
'name','slider_plot',...
'numbertitle','off',...
'resize','off');
S.x = 0:.01:1; % For plotting.
S.ax = axes('unit','pix',...
'position',[20 80 260 210]);
S.LN = plot(S.x,S.x,'r');
S.sl = uicontrol('style','slide',...
'unit','pix',...
'position',[20 10 260 30],...
'min',1,'max',10,'val',1,...
'sliderstep',[1/20 1/20],...
'callback',{@sl_call,S});
function [] = sl_call(varargin)
% Callback for the slider.
[h,S] = varargin{[1,3]}; % calling handle and data structure.
set(S.LN,'ydata',S.x.^get(h,'value'))
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Lawson Hoover
Lawson Hoover on 11 Dec 2012
Oh, ok, I was thinking that it had to do something with java. How hard would it be to do that? I have not really messed around with the java aspect of MATLAB yet.

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