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MATLAB Plot Gallery - Area Plot

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Create an area plot


Updated 19 Dec 2018

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This is an example of how to create an area plot in MATLAB®.
Read about the "area" function in the MATLAB documentation.
For more examples, go to MATLAB Plot Gallery -

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MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Area Plot (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)


colormap doesn't seem to work

Alla Petukhina

Hi! when I try to replicate the example, I get an error "Function 'subsindex' is not defined for values of class 'cell'. Error in Area_Plot (line 19) legend(groups, 'Location', 'NorthWest')"? any ideas how to fix it? thank you in advance, Alla


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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014b
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