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Individual Axis Control

MATLAB automatically determines axis limits, tick mark placement, and tick mark labels whenever you create a graph. However, you can specify these values manually by setting the appropriate property.

When you specify a value for a property controlled by a mode (e.g., the XLim property has an associated XLimMode property), MATLAB sets the mode to manual enabling you to override automatic specification. Since the default values for these mode properties are automatic, calling high-level functions such as plot or surf resets these modes to auto.

This section discusses the following properties.

Property
Purpose
XLim,YLim,ZLim
Sets the axis range.
XLimMode,
YLimMode,
ZLimMode
Specifies whether axis limits are determined automatically by MATLAB or specified manually by the user.
XTick,
YTick,
ZTick
Sets the location of the tick marks along the axis.
XTickMode,
YTickMode,
ZTickMode
Specifies whether tick mark locations are determined automatically by MATLAB or specified manually by the user.
XTickLabel,
YTickLabel,
ZTickLabel
Specifies the labels for the axis tick marks.
XTickLabelMode, YTickLabelMode, ZTickLabelMode
Specifies whether tick mark labels are determined automatically by MATLAB or specified manually by the user.
XDir,YDir,ZDir
Sets the direction of increasing axis values.



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