How can I make these few lines a function?

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Hi all!
When I am plotting any graph (even for the individual subplot), I add these few lines everytime.
set(gca,'color',[1 1 1]);
set(gcf,'Position',[-2237,65,2084,1272],'Resize','on');
box on;
set(findall(gcf,'-property','LineWidth'),'LineWidth',2);
hold on;
a = get(gca,'XTickLabel');
set(gca,'XTickLabel',a,'fontsize',16,'FontWeight', 'bold');
b = get(gca,'YTickLabel');
set(gca,'YTickLabel',b,'fontsize',16,'FontWeight', 'bold');
set(gca, 'Layer', 'top')
Of course, I write these lines to make my plot look better. But say, when I plot 10 plots, I have to write the same lines 10 times which makes my code look unnecessarily large. Is there anyway to make a function using these few lines so that I don't have to write them repeatedly?
Any response from you will be highly appreciated!

Accepted Answer

David Hill
David Hill on 16 Aug 2022
function graphSetup()
set(gca,'color',[1 1 1]);
set(gcf,'Position',[-2237,65,2084,1272],'Resize','on');
box on;
set(findall(gcf,'-property','LineWidth'),'LineWidth',2);
hold on;
a = get(gca,'XTickLabel');
set(gca,'XTickLabel',a,'fontsize',16,'FontWeight', 'bold');
b = get(gca,'YTickLabel');
set(gca,'YTickLabel',b,'fontsize',16,'FontWeight', 'bold');
set(gca, 'Layer', 'top')
end
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Ashfaq Ahmed
Ashfaq Ahmed on 16 Aug 2022
Edited: Ashfaq Ahmed on 16 Aug 2022
Thank you! It was straight forward! Should have thought this way haha.

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More Answers (2)

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Aug 2022
Sure, just toss them in a function and call the function.
I might suggest, though,
function setup_plots(ax)
if nargin < 1; ax = gca; end
fig = ancestor(ax, 'figure');
set(ax,'color',[1 1 1]);
set(fig,'Position',[-2237,65,2084,1272],'Resize','on');
box(ax, 'on');
set(findall(fig,'-property','LineWidth'),'LineWidth',2);
hold(ax, 'on');
a = get(ax,'XTickLabel');
set(ax,'XTickLabel',a,'fontsize',16,'FontWeight', 'bold');
b = get(ax,'YTickLabel');
set(ax,'YTickLabel',b,'fontsize',16,'FontWeight', 'bold');
set(ax, 'Layer', 'top');
end
This would give you the option of passing in a particular axes handle to set up. For example,
ax = subplot(5,7, 2);
setup_plots(ax)
It is always more robust to be explicit about which axes you are dealing with, as otherwise there are various ways in which the "active"axes can change, even in the middle of executing a function.
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Ashfaq Ahmed
Ashfaq Ahmed on 16 Aug 2022
Wonderful! Thanks a lot Walter!! I have received so many great answers from you already!! You are very kind.

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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 16 Aug 2022
If you want all the axes you create going forward to have those property values, consider changing the default property values rather than running a function to change them after the fact.

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