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the cyclist
the cyclist on 18 Nov 2014
Edited: men8th on 8 Feb 2023
Suppose I create three figures
for ni = 1:3
figure
plot(rand(7))
drawnow
end
These will be drawn with Figure 1 on the bottom, Figure 2 in the middle, and Figure 3 on top, remaining viewable at the end.
How can change the stacking order? Prior to 2014b, one could sort the Children of the root object numerically, but I can't figure out how to do it in 2014b.

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Doug Hull
Doug Hull on 18 Nov 2014
Maybe I am misunderstanding the question:
close all
for ni = 1:3
figure
plot(rand(7))
drawnow
end
uistack(2,'top')
uistack(1,'top')
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the cyclist
the cyclist on 19 Nov 2014
Yes, that seems to work. Thanks!
men8th
men8th on 8 Feb 2023
Edited: men8th on 8 Feb 2023
An explicit version of the above command, which doesn't rely on casting a figure handle to double returning the figure number is:
set(groot,'Children',sort([get(groot,'Children').Number]))
This also uses groot to point to the graphics root object, rather than the magic number 0.
From reading the documentation, This will only find and re-order figures with visible handles. To work with all figures, you need to use findall.

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