linkzoom.m v1.3 (Aug 2009)

Links the ZOOM and PAN regions of different axes.
Updated 20 Aug 2009

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LINKAXES links the axis limits of several axes. LINKZOOM links the ZOOM and PAN regions ignoring the axes limits, then, it can be used to link several axes with different limits.


>> subplot(311)
>> ...
>> subplot(312)
>> ...
>> subplot(313)
>> ...
>> linkzoom % links all axes on current figure!

and that's it. Make a zoom or a panning of any of the axes and the others will do the same!

Other options are the figure or axes handles and the axis to be linked: 'x' or 'y' or both 'xy' (default).

By now the panning is actualized on all axes until the mouse is released :P, any help?

Check out the included example to notice the difference with LINKAXES.

(Bugs reports and suggestions will be very appreciated)

Cite As

Carlos Adrian Vargas Aguilera (2024). linkzoom.m v1.3 (Aug 2009) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Inspired by: tlabel.m v2.6.1 (Sep 2009)

Inspired: addaxes.m v1.1 (Sep 2009)

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Version Published Release Notes

v1.3 Fixed bug when using PLOTYY.

v1.2 Fixed small bug with ZOOM OUT and Double-Click. Other minor changes.

1) Fixed bug with already zoomed axes.
2) Changed the example.