Rotate numeric Xtick labels by 90 degrees.
Updated 25 Mar 2003

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When the XTick labels are long numbers that overlap, making them hard to read or distinguish from one another, you may need to use XTICKLABEL_ROTATE90 in order to orient the tick labels vertically rather than horizontally.

Example 1: Set the positions of the XTicks and rotate them.

xlim([1960 2004]);
%Set "Property-value" pairs

Example 2: Rotate XTickLabels at their current position

XTick = get(gca,'XTick');

Cite As

Denis Gilbert (2024). XTICKLABEL_ROTATE90 (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/3150-xticklabel_rotate90), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes

1) Fontsize is now set equal to the default axes fontsize.

2) Vectorization of text command

3) Now allows for the specification of text property-value pairs, as suggested by Urs Schwarz.