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Plot dashed line


Updated 14 Aug 2020

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Simple function to plot a straight dashed line with custom dash width. Gap width = dash width.

% DASHEDLINE(X,Y) plots a dashed line on the current axis along X and
% Y, with dash and gaps equal to 2 points. X and Y should each have
% exactly two elements defining the start and end of the line
% DASHEDLINE(X,Y, WIDTH) plots a dashed line with dash and gaps equal to
% WIDTH points
% H = DASHEDLINE(X,Y,...) returns a handle to the dashed line
% Example:
% x = get(gca,'XLim');
% y = [0 0];
% dashedline(x, y, 4)
% Note 1: the dash width is adjusted slightly to ensure a dash is present
% at the beginning and end of the line
% Note 2: point measurement assumes the dashed line is plotted along the
% whole width or height of the axis, otherwise it will be slightly off.
% 1 pt = 1/72 in = .3528 mm
% Includes plotboxpos, copyright 2010 Kelly Kearney

Comments and Ratings (2)


good idea and definitely missing from matlab. Too bad it doesn't get displayed in the legend properly

Chang hsiung

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2020a
Compatible with any release
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