Draw a line with an arrowhead.
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ARROW (5/02/2023) Draw a line with an arrowhead.
ARROW(Start,Stop) draws a line with an arrow from Start to Stop (points should be vectors of length 2 or 3, or matrices with 2 or 3 columns), and returns the graphics handle of the arrow(s). By itself, ARROW will use the mouse to allow selection.
ARROW DEMO & ARROW DEMO2 show 3-D & 2-D demos of the capabilities of ARROW.
ARROW PROPERTIES shows the properties that can be set (length, base angle, tip angle, width, which ends have arrowheads, etc.)

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Erik Johnson (2024). arrow (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Forgot to update the version date.

Add ability to use arrow(...,'Parent',axis handle)

Change output from handle double to graphics objects. Add identifiers to warning and error messages. Temporarily disable pan/zoom/rotate3d to use click-to-draw mode.

Added a 'Color' property (that sets both 'EdgeColor' and 'FaceColor' for arrows drawn with patch objects [the default]) and documentation of how to use it.

Updated for HG2 (R2014b and later)

actually update the file (not just the description); correct view on demo

Replace "eval('trycmd','catchcmd')" with "try, trycmd; catch, catchcmd; end;", which break's compatibility with MATLAB 5 but improves compliance with newer versions.