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Matching x-axis when two plots's axes are multiple of each other

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Stefan Cutajar
Stefan Cutajar on 18 Apr 2017
Commented: Thorsten on 18 Apr 2017
I have the following 2 subplots. One Bar graph and one normal line graph as shown in the figure.
They are both using same data but bargraph is using 20-second data and the line graph is using 1-second data so x-axes are multiples of each other (Bar graph 1:18 and Line graph 1:18*20 (1:360)). How can I match these two plots. I want them to be exactly underneath each other (ideally in the same plot but was not able to do it in same plot and have now tried to do them on seperate plots). I have the following code right now:
ax2=subplot(4,1,2);
bar(BVol,'b','BarWidth',1);
set(gca,'XLim',[0 numel(BVol)+1]);
hold on
bar(-SVol,'r','BarWidth',1);
hold on
%plot(VRatio,'w','LineWidth',2);
%plot(VRatio.*((max(abs([BVol; SVol])))./(max(abs(VRatio)))),'w','LineWidth',2);
legend('BVol', 'SVol', 'VRatio','Location','northwest','Orientation','horizontal');
set(get(gca,'ylabel'),'Rotation',0,'VerticalAlignment','middle');
set(get(gca,'ylabel'), 'Units', 'Normalized', 'Position', [-0.1, 0.5, 0]);
set(gca,'Color',[0 0 0]);
%set(gca,'Position',[.05 .365 .9 .32]);
set(gca,'xtick',[]);
%
ax3=subplot(4,1,3);
bar(TBR,'FaceColor',[0.8627 0.6510 0],'BarWidth',1); %Orange
hold on
bar(-TAR,'FaceColor',[0 0.5882 0],'BarWidth',1); %Green
hold on;
%plot(SN2(:,1),SN2(:,2),'Color',[1 0.651 0],'LineWidth',2);
%plot(NBR.*((max(abs([TBR; TAR])))./(max(abs(NBR)))),'Color',[1 0.651 0],'LineWidth',2);
hold on
%plot(NAR.*((max(abs([TBR; TAR])))./(max(abs(NAR)))),'Color',[0 0.8824 0],'LineWidth',2); %Lighter green
legend('TBR', 'TAR', 'NBR','NAR','Location','northwest','Orientation','horizontal');
set(get(gca,'ylabel'),'Rotation',0,'VerticalAlignment','middle')
set(get(gca,'ylabel'), 'Units', 'Normalized', 'Position', [-0.1, 0.5, 0]);
set(gca,'Color',[0 0 0]);
set(gcf,'Units','normal');
%set(gca,'Position',[.05 .03 .9 .32]);
(sorry for the lack of neatness)
Is there a way to do this please?

Answers (1)

Thorsten
Thorsten on 18 Apr 2017
Edited: Thorsten on 18 Apr 2017
With the x value of the bar command you can plot the two graphs on top of each other, as you initially intended:
x = (0:20:340)+10;
bar(x, rand(1, 18), 'BarWidth', 1, 'FaceColor', [0.8627 0.6510 0])
hold on
bar(x, -rand(1, 18), 'BarWidth', 1, 'FaceColor', [0 0.5882 0])
plot(rand(1, 360)-0.5, 'Color', [1, 0.651, 0], 'LineWidth', 2 )
You can also use the bar and the plot command in different subplots and have them aligned.
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Thorsten
Thorsten on 18 Apr 2017
You should use
x = (0:n:360-n)+(n/2);
and not hard-code "*20" in the plot command ;-) but of course "*n".

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