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mouse selection of a set of points in a 2D axes
xy = locate() xy = locate(n) xy = locate(n, cross)
- n > 0 : number of points to be selected.
- any n ≤ 0 : undefined number of points. Stops the selection by right-clicking.
crossit set to 1, locate(.) displays a "X" mark at each clicked position in the current axes. Default = 0.
matrix of size (2,n1). n1=n if the parameter n is given.
xy(:,i)are the [x;y] coordinates of the ith clicked point.
locate is used to get the coordinates of one or more
points selected with the mouse in the current graphic axes. The coordinates values
use the data scales of the axes.
n > 0, n points are expected to be selected. There is no way to
escape the series before the nth point is clicked (except
The coordinates of selected points are returned in the matrix
n ≤ 0, points are selected until the user clicks the right
button of the mouse. The position of this exit click is neither recorded nor returned.
xy=locate() stands for
Eventual crosses drawn when clicking are erased when
If the figure is closed (with its top-right cross) while locate() is running on it,
- if n>0 :  is returned.
- if n <=0 : The coordinates of points already selected are returned.
Left clicking anywhere out of the current axes of the current figure does not select any point.
Logarithmic and/or reversed axes are supported.
x = 1:0.1:100; clf plot2d("ll", x, 1.2 .^x) xgrid(color("grey70")*[1 1], [1 1], [7 7]); gca().axes_reverse(1) = "on"; gca().tight_limits = "on"; gcf().axes_size=[600 320]; XY = locate(-1,1) // Select any number of points. Right click to quit // Draw a filled polygon made of the selected points xfpolys(XY(1,:)',XY(2,:)', color("cyan"))
--> XY = locate(-1,1) XY = 40.22022 3.0199517 3.0199517 6.056507 10.102863 30.199517 10082801. 9352311.2 94.100636 102608.45 1213.6949 95174.553
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