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simscape.logging.plot

Plot logged simulation data for Node or Series

Description

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fh = simscape.logging.plot(logobject) plots the simulation series values along the y-axis, with time along the x-axis. logobject is a simscape.logging.Node or simscape.logging.Series object, or a homogeneous cell array of such objects. If logobject is a node, the function plots all nonempty series associated with the specified node and its children. Depending on the type of logobj, fh is a structure (for a node) or a cell array (for a series) of handles to the resulting figures.

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fh = simscape.logging.plot(logobject,Name,Value) lets you filter the data being plotted by using one or more Name,Value pair arguments. For example, specify 'units' followed by a unit name to plot only nodes and series that are commensurate with the specified unit.

Examples

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Plot velocity of port R of a Translational Spring block.

Open the Mass-Spring-Damper with Controller example model:

ssc_mass_spring_damper_control

This example model has data logging enabled for the whole model, with the Workspace variable name parameter set to simlog_ssc_mass_spring_damper_control.

Simulate the model to log the simulation data:

sim('ssc_mass_spring_damper_control');

Plot velocity of port R of the Translational Spring block Spring.

simscape.logging.plot(simlog_ssc_mass_spring_damper_control.Spring.R);

Use the name-value pair arguments to filter simulation data being plotted.

For a model with the default workspace variable name, simlog, plot only linear positions and velocities (series that are commensurate with units of mm and mm/s), in those units, for the top-level model node, its children and their children, within the time range between 1 and 3 seconds:

fh = simscape.logging.plot(simlog,'units',{'mm','mm/s'},'time',[1 3],'depth',2);

Use the workspace variable name simlog1 to log the data from the first run, and the workspace variable name simlog2 to log the data from the second run.

Plot deformation of the Translational Spring block TS from both runs on the same axis, with the corresponding legend.

simscape.logging.plot({simlog1.TS.x simlog2.TS.x},'names',{'Run1' 'Run2'});

Input Arguments

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Simulation data to plot, specified as a simscape.logging.Node or simscape.logging.Series object, or a homogeneous cell array of such objects. logobject must include a full identifier path to the node or series, starting with the workspace log variable name.

The table describes the resulting plots based on the type of the logobject argument:

Scalar Series object

Plots the simulation series values along the y-axis, with time along the x-axis.

Nonscalar Series object

Plots each dimension of the series values on a different axis in the same figure window.

Cell array of Series objects

Plots all series objects with commensurate units on the same axis (superimposed), and each dimension for a nonscalar series on a different axis in the same figure window.

The input arguments are binned based on commensurate units. For each bin, all Series objects with the same dimension as the first Series object in that bin are plotted and others are ignored.

Node object

Plots all nonempty series associated with the Node and its children (up to the level defined by the depth). If the Node has multiple simulation variable nodes as children at level 1, these children are plotted in the same figure window but on a different axis. Descendants at other levels are plotted in different figure windows. All dimensions of a nonscalar series are plotted on the same axis.

Cell array of Node objects

Plots commensurate series superimposed on the same axis.

Intended for use to compare simulation data from different runs. All entries of the cell array are required to be equivalent to each other, meaning that the Node objects must have same hierarchy, and the series for each node must have the same dimensions and commensurate units.

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: fh = simscape.logging.plot(simlog,'units','mm','time',[1 3]) plots all of the linear position variables in the model (series that are commensurate with units of mm), in those units, within the time range between 1 and 3 seconds.

Number of children levels to plot for a Node object, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'depth' and a nonnegative integer. By default, the function plots all descendants of the Node object that have nonempty series. Specifying depth lets you limit the number of levels to plot, for example:

'depth',0 No children; plot the nonempty series of the specified node only.
'depth',1Plot the nonempty series of the specified node and its children.
'depth',2Plot the nonempty series of the specified node, its children, and their children.

If logobject is a Series object, this argument is ignored.

Example: simscape.logging.plot(simlog.Translational_Spring,'depth',1) plots all of the variables associated with the Translational Spring block, but not with its ports.

Plot legend, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'names' and a cell array of character vectors or string scalars. The number of elements in the cell array must be same as the number of elements of logobject.

By default, plots have no legend.

Time range for plotting the data, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'time' and a 1x2 vector, [start_time end_time], in seconds.

[] plots all data.

Units for plotting the data, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'units' and a unit name, or a cell array of unit names. Unit names must appear inside single quotes ('') or double quotes ("").

This argument plots the series values in the specified units, and also filters the data to plot only nodes and series that are commensurate with the specified unit.

Example: fh = simscape.logging.plot(simlog,'units',{'mm','mm/s'}) plots all of the linear position and velocity variables in the model (series that are commensurate with units of mm and mm/s), in those units.

Alternative destination to plot the data for a Node object, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'viewer' and datainspector inside single quotes ('') or double quotes ("").

If you specify this name-value pair argument, the function plots the data in the Simulation Data Inspector. By default, the function plots the data in a plot window.

If logobject is a Series object, this argument is ignored.

Output Arguments

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Handles to the resulting plot figure windows, returned as a structure or a cell array, depending on the type of logobject:

  • If logobject is a Node, fh is a structure with the same hierarchy as the object being plotted. For example, if a specific child is not plotted then that field in the output structure is empty.

  • If logobject is a Series, fh is a cell array.

Introduced in R2010b