Remove excess margins from figures.
Updated 13 Feb 2018

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Alters a figure so that it has the minimum size necessary to
enclose all axes in the figure without excess space around them.
Works for figures containing multiple axes as subplots.
Note that tightfig will expand the figure to completely encompass all
axes if necessary.
Returns an error if the figure contains any 3D axes which have been zoomed.

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Richard Crozier (2024). tightfig(hfig) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/34055-tightfig-hfig), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes

Actually uploaded new file this time!

Now works better with newer Matlab plotting code (i.e. colorbars and legends now handled properly in newer Matlab)

Added suggested improvement for minimum bound by Ben

Corrected bug noted by commenter Thomas, also tidied up some other parts of code and comments.