how to set y-axis as log scale?

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I am plotting x-y plot using plot function. I want to set only y-axis as log scale and x-axis as linear? How to do that? I used loglog function but it scales both axis but I want only Y.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 15 Apr 2016
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 28 Nov 2018
The best way to create that type of axes is to use the semilogy function. Alternatively, you can set the ‘YScale’ property on the axes:
set(gca, 'YScale', 'log')
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Weirong Sun
Weirong Sun on 9 May 2022
good answer! It's very helpful!!!

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Rohit Sinha
Rohit Sinha on 27 Apr 2022
The easiest way to do this is simply use the following command instead of plot
semilogy(x,y);
This will plot x axis on a linear scale and y axis on a log scale. Similarly, if you want to plot x axis on log scale and y axis on a linear scale, you can use
semilogx(x,y) ;
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Nicholas Santiago
Nicholas Santiago on 4 Nov 2022
yo i totally missed that I generally only read the bold stuff, thanks a ton!

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Elkin Javier Cepeda Ramirez
thank you , you help me too much

Hazem Mubarak
Hazem Mubarak on 30 Dec 2019
Thanks ;)

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