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Lisa Thierbach

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Registered: 10/30/12
Re: save figures without displaying
Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:39 AM
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"Yuri Geshelin" wrote in message <ionvvp$j8a$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> "Oliver" wrote in message <io6jkk$5em$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > Hi all, I've looked around for ages but cannot find a different solution. I fear there isn't one.
> >
> > Problem: I have a tool that batch processes data and creates loads (00's) of figures. I don't want them flashing up and getting in the way while the user is still trying to work on the machine.
> >
> > Current solution:
> > set(fig, 'visible','off')
> > saveas(fig,'file.fig','fig')
> > close(fig)
> >
> > This is fine, however when trying to open the saved .fig file they remain invisible.
> >
> > I tried....
> > set(fig, 'visible','off')
> > saveas(fig,'file.fig','fig')
> > set(fig, 'visible','on')
> > close(fig)
> >
> > In the hope it wouldn't be displayed, but it is.
> >
> > Next idea is to open the .fig using fopen and edit the file manually to set visibility to on, then re-save the edited .fig, but the data format is unknown.
> >
> > Any ideas how to save invisible figures, but have them open as visible?

>
> While seeking for a solution to my problem, I found a very easy solution to yours. It is much easier than the listener that I proposed.
>
> A clue:
>

> >> help open
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
>
> OPEN is user-extensible. To open a file with the extension ".XXX",
> OPEN calls the helper function OPENXXX, that is, a function
> named 'OPEN', with the file extension appended.
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
>
> The remedy:
>
> 1) Locate function OPENFIG and copy it to a directory, which is found on the path before the one, in which OPENFIG resides.
> 2) On the top of the code, find this line
>
> visible = ''
>
> (it goes after if nargin < 3)
>
> and replace it with
>
> visible = 'visible'
>
> That?s it! :)
>
> HTH
>
> PS The solution by the other Oliver (to render all plots in the same figure) may not come in handy, because
>
> (a) sometimes it is not easy to change the algorithm: the figure number may be a result of not trivial computation;
> (b) a single figure will be seen all the time, while the objective is to get rid of all figures.


Yiri:

Thank you! That worked like a charm.



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