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## Plotting with MATLAB

Effective plots are important to synthesize the information into relevant and persuasive information. The following tutorial details some of the common data plotting functions within MATLAB.

#### Tutorial MATLAB Source Code

clear all; close all; clc
x = linspace(0,6);
y = sin(x);
z = cos(x);
h = figure(1);
plot(x,y,'r--')
hold on
plot(x,z,'b.-','LineWidth',3)
xlabel('x')
ylabel('values')
legend('y','z')
xlim([0 3]);
ylim([-1.5 1.5]);
saveas(h,'myPlot.png')
saveas(h,'myPlot.eps')

#### Resize Plot and Save Figures

clear all; close all; clc

x = linspace(0,10);
y = sin(x);

p1 = figure('rend','painters','pos',[10 10 900 600]);
plot(x,y)
legend('sin(x)')
ylabel('sin(x)')
xlabel('x')
saveas(p1,'myFigure1.png')

p2 = figure('rend','painters','pos',[10 10 300 200]);
plot(x,y)
legend('sin(x)')
ylabel('sin(x)')
xlabel('x')
saveas(p2,'Fig2_for_screens.png')
saveas(p2,'Fig2_for_documents.eps')

#### Additional Tutorials

This tutorial can also be completed with scripting programming languages like Excel and Python. Click on the appropriate link for additional information and source code.

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