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Rotate and alternate tick labels on any Xaxis (top or bottom)

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Rotate tick labels and alternate them for reading clarity

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Updated 05 Jul 2011

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Rotate tick labels by any degree and alternate them upon and below the X axis for reading clarity, in case of closeby ticks.

Works for top or bottom X axis.

Input: axes handle, rotation in degree, position of the X axis ('top' or 'bottom')

1) In case of long tick labels crossing the axis, values u and l in the inputs have to be changed.
2) In case of printing, the option 'middle' instead of 'cap' for the vertical alignment looks better.

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Fanny Besem (2021). Rotate and alternate tick labels on any Xaxis (top or bottom) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)


I get the same error message..

Lei Cheng

??? Attempted to access b(6); index out of bounds because numel(b)=5.

Error in ==> rotatetl at 55

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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