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How to Resize 2D Plot Box?

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David Russell
David Russell on 24 Jan 2021
Commented: David Russell on 1 Feb 2021
I have a (2D) quiver plot for which I've set the DataAspectRatio property of the axes. This seems to have set the plot box aspect ratio correspondingly, and I find myself unable to change it, even as I resize the figure window. I have tried setting the PlotBoxAspectRatio prpoerty to something different, but it doesn't actually change to what I set it to, nor is there any visual change in the plot. All that happens is that PlotBoxAspectRatioMode changes to 'manual'.
How do I actually change the plot box aspect ratio? Is some setting possibly forcing it to stay the same?

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Deepak Meena
Deepak Meena on 29 Jan 2021
Hi David,
Since I don't have much detail on your question , I can guess what you would be doing wrong.You might setting the data aspect ratio of another axes. Try this to set the data aspect ratio of current figure :
set(gca,'DataAspectRatio', [1 1 1]);
Hope this anwer your question
Thanks
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David Russell
David Russell on 1 Feb 2021
On closer inspection, I find that I am able to control the plot box aspect ratio independently from the data aspect ratio by just setting the axis limits (e.g. using the axis command). However, I'll leave this question out there, because I'd still like to know if there is a way to change the plot box aspect ratio graphically. Resizing the figure window did not do it, and clicking and dragging with the zoom tool did not do it.

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