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Scilab help >> Graphics > axis > drawaxis

drawaxis

draw an axis

Calling Sequence

drawaxis([options])
// options: x,y,dir,sub_int,fontsize,format_n,seg,textcolor,ticscolor,tics

Arguments

dir=string

used to specify the tics direction. string can be chosen among 'u','r','d','l' and 'l' is the default value. the values 'u','r','d','l' stands respectively for up, right, down, left

tics=string

A flag which describes how the tics are given. string can be chosen among 'v','r', and 'i', and, 'v' is the default value

x,y

two vectors which give tics positions.

val= string matrix

A string matrix, which, when given, gives the string to be drawn along the axis at tics positions.

fontsize=int

specifies the fontsize to use for displaying values along the axis. Default value is -1 which stands for current fontsize

format_n=string

format to use for displaying numbers along the axis, where string gives the format according to the C language printf function format syntax (for example string="%.3f").

seg= 1 or 0

A flag which controls the display of the base segment of the axis (default value is 1).

sub_int=integer

an integer which gives the number of sub-intervals to draw between large tics.

textcolor=integer

specify the color to use for displaying values along the axis. Default value is -1 which stands for current color.

ticscolor=integer

specify the color to use for tics drawing. Default value is -1 which stands for current color.

Description

drawaxis is used to draw an axis in vertical or horizontal direction. the direction of the axis is given by dir dir = 'u' or 'd' gives a horizontal axis with tics going up ('u') or down ('d'). dir = 'r' or 'l' give a vertical axis with tics going right ('r') or left ('l').

x and y give the axis tics positions. If the axis is horizontal then y must be a scalar or can be omitted and x is a Scilab vector. The meaning of x is controlled by tics.

If tics='v' then x gives the tics positions along the x-axis.

If tics='r' then x must be of size 3. x=[xmin,xmax,n] and n gives the number of intervals.

If tics='i' then x must be of size 4, x=[k1,k2,a,n]. then xmin=k1*10^a, xmax=k2*10^a and n gives the number of intervals

If y is omitted then the axis will be positioned at the top of the frame if dir='u' or at the bottom if dir='d'

By default, numbers are drawn along the axis. They are drawn using a default format which can be changed with format_n. It is also possible to display given strings and not numbers, this is done if val is provided. The size of val must match the number of tics.

Examples

plot2d(1:10,1:10,1,"020")
// horizontal axis 
drawaxis(x=2:7,y=4,dir='u',tics='v')
// horizontal axis on top of the frame
drawaxis(x=2:7,dir='u',tics='v') 
// horizontal axis at the bottom of the frame
drawaxis(x=2:7,dir='d',tics='v') 

// horizontal axis given by a range 
drawaxis(x=[2,7,3],y=4,dir='d',tics='r') 

// vertical axis 
drawaxis(x=4,y=2:7,dir='r',tics='v')
drawaxis(x=2,y=[2,7,3],dir='l',tics='r')
drawaxis(y=2:7,dir='r',tics='v')
drawaxis(y=2:7,dir='l',tics='v')

// horizontal axis with strings displayed at tics positions
drawaxis(x=2:7,y=8,dir='u',tics='v',val='A'+string(1:6));
// vertical axis with strings displayed at tics positions
drawaxis(x=8,y=2:7,dir='r',tics='v',val='B'+string(1:6));

// horizontal axis given with a 'i' range. 
drawaxis(x=[2,5,0,3],y=9,dir='u',tics='i');
drawaxis(x=9,y=[2,5,0,3],dir='r',tics='i',sub_int=5);

// horizontal axis again 
drawaxis(x=2:7,y=4,dir='u',tics='v',fontsize=10,textcolor=9,ticscolor=7,seg=0,sub_int=20)

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Last updated:
Mon Oct 01 17:34:52 CEST 2012