Clear Filters
Clear Filters

Showing output result in polar coordinate

5 views (last 30 days)
When I solve 2 or more equations including complex coefficient(i), the result (root) is shown in rectangular coordinate system (a+bi) by default. But I need to show the result in polar coordinate system (r<θ)[< is used to mean angle sign). How to do this??

Accepted Answer

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Aug 2022
MATLAB does not provide that as an output format. You will need to create your own function to display the data in the format you want.
If you were working with your own object class then you could build a custom format for it.
Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 22 Aug 2022
If all you want is to see the data in polar coordinates you could use cart2pol to calculate the coordinates.
x = 3+4i;
[theta, r] = cart2pol(real(x), imag(x))
theta = 0.9273
r = 5
[re, im] = pol2cart(theta, r)
re = 3.0000
im = 4.0000

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (0)


Find more on Polar Plots in Help Center and File Exchange




Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!