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Topic: gname problem
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Re: gname problem
Posted: May 23, 2013 9:01 AM
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On 5/23/2013 7:19 AM, dpb wrote:
> On 5/23/2013 5:42 AM, Stan wrote:
>>> Don't understand what you need...gname() returns the handle of the text
>> so try to read carefully what I wrote this will save your time and other.
>> If the figure contains two plots: scatter and line can not handle the
>> line. gname() handles scatter plot regardless of whether you use h1 or
>> h2. Regards,
>> Stan

> NO. Read what I wrote carefully (and more carefully check your own work).

Specifically, your example h2 is _not_ a line handle as SCATTER returns
a vector of handles to the scatter objects it creates and there is no
line object for it.

Oh, I just see there's a problem in the doc's for SCATTER -- it does say
handles are line handles but that's an error. help text is correct in
using scatter object.

>> h1 = plot(1:10, sin(1:10), 'o-');
>> hold on
>> h2=scatter(10*rand(1,10),2*rand(1,10)-1,'x');
>> get(h2,'type')

ans =
>> get(h1,'type')
ans =
>> hch=get(h2,'children');
>> for i=1:length(hch),get(hch(i),'type'),end

ans =
ans =
ans =
ans =
ans =
ans =
ans =
ans =
ans =
ans =


The above illustrates there is only the one line object in the figure of
your example.

I didn't try gname() on the scatter object handle given the description
so what happens....hmmm....

>> hh=gname(1:10, h2);
>> hh

hh =
>> get(hh(1),'type')
ans =

actually works to label the patches and ignores the line handle h1.

Looks like another place the doc could be updated/clarified some.

OBTW, this is R2012b here...

Again, looks like it functions as one would expect to me...what, again,
specifically, is it that you're having a problem with or want some other


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