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PLOT command that cycles through line styles.


Updated 01 Sep 2016

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LPLOT(X,Y) plots Y versus X just like the PLOT command but cycles through 12 different line styles instead of colors (4 line styles x 3 line widths). The axes LineStyleOrder is set to '-|:|--|-.' and axes ColorOrder is set to [0 0 0]. Multiple data sets, accepted by PLOT, are allowed. e.g. LPLOT(X1, Y1, X2, Y2, ...) or LPLOT(X, [Y1, Y2, ...])
H = LPLOT(...) returns a vector of line handles.

x = (0:0.1:10)';

y1 = 1.2 * sin(x);
y2 = 0.7 * cos(0.3 * x);
y3 = 2 * sin(0.7 * x);
y4 = y1 + y2;
y5 = y1 + y3;
y6 = y2 + y3;
y7 = y1 - y2;
y8 = y1 - y3;
y9 = y3 - y2;
y10 = y1 .* y2;
y11 = y1 .* y3;
y12 = y2 .* y3;

h = lplot(x, [y1, y2, y3, y4, y5, y6, y7, y8, y9, y10, y11, y12]);
legend(h, ...
'y1','y2','y3','y4','y5','y6','y7','y8','y9','y10','y11','y12', ...
'Location', 'EastOutside');

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jiro (2021). LPLOT (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (3)


Actually, seems like changing 'ColorOrder' alters the linestyle and line width behavior too, so be careful if you try this


Useful for plotting many lines. Can change the 'ColorOrder' call so lines are in color instead of black.

K Morton

Exactly what I wanted. Works great.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009b
Compatible with any release
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