Plotting Uncertainty (Bounded Line)

version 1.0.4 (3.47 KB) by Darin Koblick
Display the upper and lower uncertainty bounds about X and Y datasets in a highly customizable style


Updated Wed, 17 Aug 2022 18:02:17 +0000

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Plot the 2-D uncertainty bounds (upper and lower) about a standard 2-D line plot of x and y data. The bounds are assumed to be +/- of the specified uncertainty value about the y data. This routine features a variable number of user input properties allowing the user to specify customized settings for both the built-in plot and patch routines.
plotUnc(ax, __)
h = plotUnc(__)
Create an Uncertainty Plot
Create x as a vector of linearly spaced values between 0 and 2π. Use an increment of π/100 between the values. Create y values equal to the sine of x and display a bounded region of ±0.5 about y as defined by the upper and lower bounds (ub and lb).
x = 0:pi/100:2*pi;
y = sin(x);
ub = ones(size(x))./2;
lb = ones(size(x))./2;
Plot Uncertainty Without Shading
In some instances, it may be desirable to display bounds about a 2-D dataset without shading. Using the previous example, this can be customized by adding input arguments for the patch routine
Plot Multiple Uncertainties
Create x as a vector of 100 linearly spaced values between -2π and 2π. The underlying y data sets are defined as sine and cosine values of x. Plot the uncertainties about both data sets and set their transparency.
x = linspace(-2*pi,2*pi,100)';
y1 = sin(x);
y2 = cos(x);
ub = ones(size(y1))./2;
lb = ones(size(y1))./2;

Cite As

Darin Koblick (2022). Plotting Uncertainty (Bounded Line) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2021a
Compatible with any release
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