How do I specify number format in a plot axis in Matlab R2015a?
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I have a plot in Matlab R2015a which defaults to having y-axis labels formatted in exponential notation.
As standard practice I like to go in and reformat the axis labels to have consistent precision (which is an unfortunate shortcoming of pre-2016 plots). I do this as follows:
function fixaxislabels( xfrmt,yfrmt )
%fixaxislabels redefines the x and y axis labels to have consistent
% precision IAW xfrmt and yfrmt
However, this only recognizes the actual labels and returns labels between 1.000 and 10.000 rather than 0.001 and 0.010.
How do I force my axis labels to be fixed point notation before I normalize the label precision?
Rik on 19 Oct 2017
Edited: Rik on 19 Oct 2017
Maybe you should get the actual values, instead of the labels. That would save you a conversion from string to number and solve this problem.
xlabel=get(gca,'XTick');%returns a vector
Edit: you can do this directly by setting the format for your ticklabels. But alas, this function was introduced in R2016b, so your release doesn't have it.