McClean: Plotyy with Errorbar

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Summary

The simple (very simple) function EBplotyy is used with plotyy to make one or more errorbar plots on one figure with y-axes on the left and right sides.

Example

Examples of how to use the code:

Example 1: Plotting two errorbar plots with the same x-axis and different y-axis

M1=randn(100,10);
M2=randn(100,10);
x=linspace(1,10,10);
[a,h1,h2]=plotyy(x,M1,x,M2,'EBplotyy','EBplotyy');
set(get(a(1),'Ylabel'),'String','Data 1')
set(get(a(2),'Ylabel'),'String','Data 1')
set(get(a(2),'Xlabel'),'String','Points')
title('Two Errorbar Plots')

Image:Ex1_TwoErrorBar.png


Example 2: Plotting one errorbar plot and a non-errorbar plot on the same x-axis with different y axis

M1=randn(100,10);
x=linspace(1,10,10);
y=2*x;
[a,h1,h2]=plotyy(x,M1,x,y,'EBplotyy','plot')
set(get(a(1),'YLabel'),'String','Errorbar Plot')
set(get(a(2),'YLabel'),'String','Some Other Plot')
title('Errorbar Plot and some other Random Plot')
set(get(a(1),'XLabel'),'String','Points')

Image:ErrorbarwOther.png

Code

function h=EBplotyy(x,y)
%INPUT:
%x-independent variable (often Time)
%y-dependent variable
%OUTPUT:
%h-handle of the errorbar graphics object
%
%Save this code in an m-file named EBplotyy.m

s=nanstd(y);
h=errorbar(x,nanmedian(y),nanstd(y));  %NOTE: You might want to change nanmedian to nanmean, nanstd to standard error, etc depending on what you want to plot

Notes

Please feel free to post comments, questions, or improvements to this protocol. Happy to have your input!

  • Megan N McClean 17:27, 30 January 2012 (EDT): Obviously this is nothing fancy, but the code has come in handy for me a number of times, so I thought I would stick it on the wiki in case it is useful to anyone else in the lab.

References

Mathworks Online Help: plotyy

Matlab Newsreader: Plotyy with errorbar

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