loglog

2D logarithmic plot

Syntax

loglog // demo
loglog(y)
loglog(x, y)
loglog(x, fun)
loglog(x, list(fun, param))
loglog(.., LineSpec)
loglog(.., LineSpec, GlobalProperty)
loglog(x1, y1, LineSpec1, x2,y2,LineSpec2,...xN, yN, LineSpecN, GlobalProperty1,.. GlobalPropertyM)
loglog(x1,fun1,LineSpec1, x2,y2,LineSpec2,...xN,funN,LineSpecN, GlobalProperty1, ..GlobalPropertyM)
loglog(axes_handle,...)

Arguments

x

vector or matrix of strictly positive real numbers or integers. If omitted, it is assumed to be the vector 1:n where n is the number of curve points given by the y parameter.

y

vector or matrix of strictly positive real numbers or integers.

fun, fun1, ..

handle of a function, as in loglog(x, gamma).

If the function to plot needs some parameters as input arguments, the function and its parameters can be specified through a list, as in loglog(x, list(delip, -0.4))

LineSpec

This optional argument must be a string that will be used as a shortcut to specify a way of drawing a line. We can have one LineSpec per y or {x,y} previously entered. LineSpec options deals with LineStyle, Marker and Color specifiers (see LineSpec). Those specifiers determine the line style, mark style and color of the plotted lines.

GlobalProperty

This optional argument represents a sequence of couple statements {PropertyName,PropertyValue} that defines global objects' properties applied to all the curves created by this plot. For a complete view of the available properties (see GlobalProperty).

axes_handle

This optional argument forces the plot to appear inside the selected axes given by axes_handle rather than the current axes (see gca).

Description

loglog plots data using a base 10 logarithmic scale for both x-axis and y-axis. The possible syntaxes and arguments are the same as the plot function besides the condition that values in x and y arguments be strictly positive.

If the current axes is not empty and the x-axis or the y-axis has a negative lower bound then its scale will remain linear after the plot.

Enter the command loglog to see a demo.

Examples

w=logspace(-2,2,1000);
s=%i*w;
g=[];
for alpha=logspace(-2,1,4);
g=[g;(1)./(s.^2+alpha*s+1)];
end
clf("reset")

loglog(w,abs(g));

legend(leg)
title("$\LARGE \left|s^2/(s^2+\alpha s+1)\right|\mbox{ for }s=i\omega$")
xlabel("$\LARGE \omega$")