Display Cursor Location

Display cursor coordinates within a plot axes window
Updated 30 Jul 2008

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Display the current cursor coordinates within the bounds of a plot axes.

Assigned as a WindowButtonMotionFcn callback function. Only updates when mouse is moved over plot contents.

To use (See screenshot):

t = linspace(-5,5);
y = sinc(t);
f = figure;
plot(t, y, 'r');

set(f, 'WindowButtonMotionFcn', @(obj, event)cursorLocation(obj, event, 'BottomLeft', ' X: %.3f\n Y: %.3f', 'r'))

For more information:

Cite As

Rodney Thomson (2024). Display Cursor Location (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/20892-display-cursor-location), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP3
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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