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A tabbed figure class to support navigating large data sets with many plots, tables, and controls.
Updated 19 Jun 2019

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A tabbed figure class to support navigating large data sets with many figures. The class currently supports a tabbed figure with each tab containing multiple plots, tables, and control panels that can be selected using the plot selection list. An example showing some of the features is included.

Requires GUI Layout Toolbox:

In order to export to powerPoint Slides, the following toolbox must be installed:

Cite As

Curtis (2024). tfigure (, GitHub. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2017a
Compatible with R2016a and later releases
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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Version Published Release Notes

Fixed Other Requirements entries to remove the URLs

Updated Other Requirements to include the URL to GUI Layout Toolbox and added a note about this dependency to the description.

Updated Compatibility after testing it out on 2016a. Some features, such as support of uifigure, require even newer versions the core functionality is available in R2016a and newer

Minor update to fix some bugs. Started to develop the option to use uifigure instead of figure.

Added "addButton" method
This method allows a button with a callback to be added to the plot list.
Added a demo of the "addButton" method to the example
Updated the help documenation.

Updated to use the Layout Toolbox
Uses the layout toolbox to handle the layout and automatic resizing
Added the ability to drag the plot list to adjust its width
Added "Add Label" selection to tab context menu
Updated entry example picture

Added a "+" tab button to add a new tab
Updated Documentation
Made the method arguements more consistent across similar methods
Fixed some bugs
Added support for Java style tables

Updated the export menu to copy a panel to another figure, copy a panel to the clipboard, and fixed the functionality of the savePPT function.
Updated the delete context menu option.
Added get current tab (gct) and get current panel (gcp) properties
Updated Example

Updated Description
Changed name
Updated the plot container to use uipanels to hold each selection. This enables the use of subplot and simplifies the handling of axes, especially with regard to resizing

Added Support for tables and control items. I also fixed the reisizing function to handle single plot tabs and control items. THe export to ppt feature now needs to be updated. The example has been updated to show the new capabilities.

Version 2.0: Updated plot interface that no longer requires a plot function handle. It now behaves more similar to a native figure. See the updated example.

Changed description

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