## IntroductionEdit

The *plot* command plots 2D data linearly to the current axis on the current figure.

## UsageEdit

Here's how a plot can be created.

>> h = figure; % Create new figure and save the handle to h >> x = [0:0.001:10]; % Create x vector >> y = sin(x); >> plot(x, y) % Plot >> title('Sine wave from 0 to 10') % Set the title of the current axis >> ylabel('sin(x)') % Set the label for the y-axis >> xlabel('x') %set the label for the x-axis % xlabel('alpha') - - > alpha % xalbel('\alpha') - -> symbolic alpha >> grid on % Turn on the grid

Graphs can also be created and saved using the command line interface. For example, the following code will create a graph comparing the speedup of two algorithms. The graph created is shown below.

>> x = [1 2 4 8]; >> y = [1 2 1.95 3.79]; >> z = [1 1.73 2.02 3.84]; >> h = plot(x,y,'--'); >> hold on; % Plot next graph on same figure >> plot(x,z); >> hold off; >> xlabel('Number of processors'); >> ylabel('Speedup'); >> saveas(h,'graph.eps',eps);