|MATLAB Function Reference|
Set or query axis limits
Note that the syntax for each of these three functions is the same; only the
xlim function is used for simplicity. Each operates on the respective x-, y-, or z-axis.
with no arguments returns the respective limits of the current axes.
sets the axis limits in the current axes to the specified values.
returns the current value of the axis limits mode, which can be either
auto (the default) or
sets the axis limit mode to
sets the respective axis limit mode to
performs the set or query on the axes identified by the first argument,
axes_handle. When you do not specify an axes handle, these functions operate on the current axes.
zlim set or query values of the axes object
When the axis limit modes are
auto (the default), MATLAB uses limits that span the range of the data being displayed and are round numbers. Setting a value for any of the limits also sets the corresponding mode to
manual. Note that high-level plotting functions like
surf reset both the modes and the limits. If you set the limits on an existing graph and want to maintain these limits while adding more graphs, use the
This example illustrates how to set the
y-axis limits to match the actual range of the data, rather than the rounded values of
[-2 3] for the
[-2 4] for the
y-axis originally selected by MATLAB.
The axes properties
Setting the Aspect Ratio and Axis Limits for related functions
Understanding Axes Aspect Ratio for more information on how axis limits affect the axes.
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