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MATLAB For Dummies by John Paul Mueller, Jim Sizemore

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Chapter 16

Creating Super Plots

In This Chapter

arrow Defining the characteristics of a super plot

arrow Adding features to a standard plot

arrow Generating advanced plot types

arrow Animating your plot

Plots help people understand data; there is no doubt about that. Previous chapters demonstrate that MATLAB provides excellent plotting features, which only makes sense considering the value of plots to everyone who uses MATLAB. Without plots, trying to explain the math behind a project would be hard — and describing the consequences of the math would be impossible. In order to truly understand math, most people need a picture, and plotting provides that picture.

You may have looked at the plots in the previous chapters and thought that there must be more functionality available. There is more — more of everything needed to create just the plot you had in mind! That’s what this chapter is about — creating plots that distinguish themselves with regard to clarity and their ability to communicate abstract concepts in clear terms. In other words, this chapter is about plot pizazz.

Of course, misusing the power ...

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