There are several questions on here asking why pcolor does not display the full matrix. Most answers say something along the lines of "use image/imagesc instead". And then other people jump in and say pcolor is more powerful (because it allows irregularly spaced grids). In my case, I use irregularly spaced grids to display geophysical modelling results so image/imagesc does not work. Some people suggest first interpolating your irregularly-spaced data and then using image/imagesc. But, for me, the actual x and y vectors matter a lot (e.g. the location of a given model cell is very important).
I understand that pcolor removes the right column and the top row.
My question is: Why does this happen? Is this a feature or a bug?
From the pcolor help:
"The grid covers the region X=1:n and Y=1:m, where [m,n] = size(C)."
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but doesn't the grid cover the region X = 1:n-1 and Y=1:m-1? Why does it say it covers the full region if, in reality, it cuts off the top row and right column of the data matrix?
To me this is a bug that should be fixed and everyone seems to complain about it. But I figure there must be some deeper reason why it is not (or can't be) fixed.
Here's an example script:
x = [0.5 0.8 1 1.6];
y = [1.2 1.4 2 2.2];
r = ones(4,4);
r(1,1) = 3;
r(4,4) = 10;
r(2,2) = 10;