Rotate XTickLabel to better accommodate long labels and text labels.
Updated 19 Apr 2021

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A modified version of XTICKLABEL_ROTATE90, this version allows for arbitrary angle rotation and most importantly the use of text labels. In addition, an attempt is made to adjust the size and placement of the axis and xlabel to accommodate the new labels.
Example : %Use text labels rotated 45° without tex interpreter

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Brian Katz (2024). XTICKLABEL_ROTATE (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/3486-xticklabel_rotate), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2007a
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Version Published Release Notes

Modified to account for conflict with C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2016b\toolbox\matlab\graph3d\xticklabels.m

2014 : Allow for multiline labels

Rev.2010. Revisions made to improve functionality in response to various user recommendations.

Use suggested modifications have been integrated. The current version now support TOP xlabels. In addition, the degree of resizing of the axis has been reduced.

Following user comment, modified to allow for additional parameter options for existing XTicks. Subsequently modified to allow for exisiting XTickLabel being defined as cell array (before rotation).