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Peaks and Dips

version 1.1.0 (2.82 KB) by Sergio Yanez-Pagans
Easily allows you to automatically find, plot, and label local maxima (peaks) and local minima on MATLAB


Updated 28 Mar 2021

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Easily allows you to automatically find, plot, and label local maxima (peaks) and local minima on MATLAB

This code requires the MATLAB Signal Processing Toolbox, which can be downloaded here:

How to use these functions:

You just need your "x" and "y" arrays, as you would do for a simple plot(x,y), and just 2 numbers: "hs" controls the horizontal space between peaks/dips and their respective labels ((+): right, (-): left), and "vs" controls the vertical spacing. If in doubt, set hs=0 and vs=0.

[pks,locs] = PeakDipLabels(x,y,hs,vs)

- PeakDipLabels: find, plot, and label both peaks (red) and dips (green).
- PeakLabels: find, plot, and label just peaks (red).
- DipLabels: find, plot, and label just dips (green).

How to install these files:

1. This code was written using MATLAB (version 2020a). Download MATLAB on your computer or try MATLAB online
2. As mentioned above, you'll need to have the MATLAB Signal Processing Toolbox installed
3. Download the 3 files on this repository: "PeakDipLabels.m", "PeakLabels.m", and "DipLabels.m"
4. Once downloaded, copy these function files to the MATLAB parent directory. On Windows, this is typically: C:\Users\YourUserName\Documents\MATLAB
5. That's it! You should be able to use these 3 functions


hs = 0; vs = 0;
x = linspace(-20,20,1000);
y = exp(-x/10).* cos(x)

% alternatively, you can run [pks,locs] = PeakDipLabels(x,y,hs,vs) instead of PeakDipLabels(x,y,0,0) if you want to save arrays of peaks/dips and their locations to workspace

Cite As

Sergio Yanez-Pagans (2021). Peaks and Dips (, GitHub. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (1)

Amy Pierce

Really easy to use! Excellent contribution :)

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2020a
Compatible with any release
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