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How do I get object data from a FIG file, such as X and Y data?

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i search on matlab searching question but not found it.
I have a graph with a curve. I want to know the Y value from my graph
example X = 10
how to find Y?


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uncung fgv
uncung fgv on 14 Aug 2012
not this what i man, i have no X, Y data. I only have hiperbolic curve in matlab graph/file.
GS76 on 10 Feb 2020
Thank you MRR!
Your reply helped me greatly.
Much appreciated.

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Julian Laackmann
Julian Laackmann on 14 Aug 2012
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 9 Nov 2018
Open the figure using “openfig” and return the “Figure” object as an output argument, such as "fig". Then use “fig” to access the underlying objects in the figure.
fig = openfig('MySavedPlot.fig')
For example, if the figure contains a line plot, you might want to get the X and Y data for the line. You can get the X and Y data using the XData and YData properties of the "Line" object. You can access the "Line" object through the "Children" property of the axes. You can access the "Axes" object through the “Children” property of the figure.
ax = fig.Children
ln = ax.Children;
X = ln.XData;
Y = ln.YData;


uncung fgv
uncung fgv on 14 Aug 2012
my plot in matlab file. actually the curve is hyperbolic. X data is heigh
Y is velocity
so I want to find E=1/2 mv^2.
I have m data it is ok to find one by one Y data. by using Data Cursor. I want find many Y data from this plot.
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 14 Aug 2012
So all you have is a .fig file with the saved figure? You have absolutely no way to get the original data that was plotted to make the figure? There are submissions in the File Exchange to help you digitize values off a picture, such as

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asma chaudhry
asma chaudhry on 11 Sep 2018
Use Matlab's data cursor to find the first intersection of the line y=x with the graph of y=tan(x) in the first quadrant. Enter your answer as a decimal with 3 decimal places


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