# image/ imagesc of matrix

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karlo gonzales on 23 May 2012
Hi,
I couldn't figure out how to use "image" or "imagesc" to plot my data, hope you can give me a hint on this issue:
My data consist of collected data over time for several experiments (e.g 100): X1=f(t); ....; X100=f(t)
if i create a matrix as A=[X1;X2;X3;...;X100]; then using " Image(A)" , will give a color plot which y-axis is number of experiments (here 100), x-axis is number of data (length of Xi), and color indicates value of X .
My question:
what i need to do : to change x-axis to value of time, instead of numbering length of X? ( X and Time vector have the same length)

Junaid on 23 May 2012
A=randn(100,200); T=linspace(1,40,200);
imagesc(A)
datefmt = 'HH:MM'; %adjust as appropriate
xticks = 1:20:200; %adjust as appropriate, positive integers only
xlabels = cellstr( datestr( T(xticks), datefmt ) ); %time labels
% xlabels = num2str( ( T(xticks)) ); % you don't need this
set(gca, 'XTick', 1:20:200, 'XTickLabel', xlabels);
Now try, as you were contaminating the xlabels. I hope this works now.

Junaid on 23 May 2012
For quick answer. You can change the x label by this.
xlabel('This is the label caption');
and if you want to change the Ticks values, then ;
set(gca,'XTick',[1:5]);% something like this
in above command, your X tick values will be from 1 to 5, you can set as you like.

Walter Roberson on 23 May 2012
datefmt = 'HH:MM'; %adjust as appropriate
xticks = 1:10:100; %adjust as appropriate, positive integers only
xlabels = cellstr( datestr( MyTimeVector(Xticks), datefmt ) ); %time labels
set(gca, 'XTick', 1:10:100, 'XTickLabel', xlabels);

karlo gonzales on 23 May 2012
Hi,
Thanks Junaid for your reply. but it doesn't work that way. consider
A=randn(100,200); T=linespace(1,10,200); imagesc(A)
set( gca,'XTick', T );
will not generate the image i was looking for! or maybe i misunderstood your suggestion.

karlo gonzales on 23 May 2012
unfortunately, still i couldn't get the good result from the cods
A=randn(100,200); T=linspace(1,40,200);
imagesc(A)
datefmt = 'HH:MM'; %adjust as appropriate
xticks = 1:20:200; %adjust as appropriate, positive integers only
xlabels = cellstr( datestr( T(xticks), datefmt ) ); %time labels
xlabels = num2str( ( T(xticks)) );
set(gca, 'XTick', 1:20:200, 'XTickLabel', xlabels);
any idea, what's wrong here?