# How to get a set aspect ratio of 4:3 on a figure?

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HC98 on 21 Feb 2024
Answered: Jonas on 21 Feb 2024
I want to plot 2 things side by side but at a fixed aspect ratio of 4:3. Is there a way to do this?
Jonas on 21 Feb 2024
do you want to be the subplot be 4:3 or the whoe figure?
look into pbaspect()
HC98 on 21 Feb 2024
@Jonas Each subplot

Ramtej on 21 Feb 2024
Hi
You use "subplot" function to draw two figures side by side and set the aspect ratio of each figure by using "pbaspect".
x = linspace(0, 2*pi, 100);
y1 = sin(x);
y2 = cos(x);
figure;
% Plot the first subplot
subplot(1, 2, 1);
plot(x, y1);
title('Sine Wave');
pbaspect([4 3 1]);
% Plot the second subplot
subplot(1, 2, 2);
plot(x, y2);
title('Cosine Wave');
pbaspect([4 3 1]);
Refer to the below documentation for the detailed instrutctions on how to use "pbaspect" function.

Jonas on 21 Feb 2024
you could use pbaspect on each subplot
figure;
ax1=subplot(2,1,1);
plot(rand(10,1));
ax2=subplot(2,1,2);
plot(rand(100,1));
% run on each axis
arrayfun(@(in) pbaspect(in,[4 3 1]),[ax1 ax2])
% instead of saving each axis, you could collect all of the current figure after creation:
f=figure;
subplot(2,1,1);
plot(rand(10,1));
subplot(2,1,2);
plot(rand(100,1));
% run on each axis
axs=findall(f,'type','axes');
arrayfun(@(in) pbaspect(in,[4 3 1]),axs)

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