rug plots

Creates a so-called "rug" plot similar to those produced by the free stats package, R.


Updated 18 Jun 2010

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A rug plot is a compact way of illustrating the marginal distributions of a variable along x and y. Positions of the data points along x and y are denoted by tick marks, reminiscent of the tassels on a rug.

Known Issues:
Rug marks are overlaid onto the same axis as the original data. Changing the axis dimensions after calling rug will therefore cause the tick marks to become disassociated from the axes.

I haven't tested this function extensively so let me know if you find any problems.

Cite As

Rob Campbell (2023). rug plots (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: marginalscatter

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Version Published Release Notes

minor updates to summary

Tidy and correct comments. Check that tickScaleFactor is between 0 and 1.

Allow tick mark length to be defined at the command line.