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Label Rotation in MATLAB 2014

Asked by Matlab2010 on 15 Sep 2014
Latest activity Answered by Mina Kheirkhah on 29 Jan 2019
Has MATLAB 2014a introduced a built in way of rotating axis labels? see here.
set(gca, 'XTICK', 1:3);
set(gca, 'XTICKLABEL', {'aaa', 'bbb', 'ccc'});
set(gca, 'Rotation', 45);
However this gives:
Error using hg.axes/set
The name 'Rotation' is not an accessible property for an instance of class 'axes'.
Have I misunderstood?


This works: set(get(gca,'YLabel'),'Rotation',-25);
on 15 Feb 2017
Just works for labels, not for Ticks.

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Answer by Sean de Wolski
on 15 Sep 2014

In R2014a, you need to replace the tick labels with text which can be rotated. here are a few utilities to help:


This is new functionality in 2014B that isn't present in 2014a? Correct?
The above is R2014a.
R2014b has not shipped and the R2014b prerelease's features are confidential under NDA.
Steven Lord
on 15 Feb 2017
Now that release R2014b has shipped, I can confirm that tick label rotation was added in that release. See the "Other enhancements and new customization options" paragraph in the "New Visual Look" section of this documentation page.

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Answer by Mina Kheirkhah on 29 Jan 2019

Just use: xtickangle(45)


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