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Specifying both marker type and marker size in a 'scatter' call

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z8080 on 9 Jan 2019
Commented: z8080 on 10 Jan 2019
From the documentation of the scatter command, it seems that markers can be specified in their type or in their size, but not in both, depending on which syntax is used to call the function. Indeed, there is no specific MarkerSize property to this command.
How can I specify the markers' type and size simultaneously, in the same scatter command, or what is an easy workaround if it cannot be done with one command?
Many thanks!


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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 9 Jan 2019
Edited: Adam Danz on 9 Jan 2019
Check out the 3rd input to scatter()
If you're changing the size after plotting,
h = scatter(x,y);
h.SizeData = 60;


z8080 on 10 Jan 2019
Right - so the workaround is to change the size afterwards, rather than in the main command. Just as good! Thank you :)
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 10 Jan 2019
Well, that's not what I was suggesting. The better solution is to specify the size of the markers as you're calling scatter() by using the 3rd input to that function (see the documentation). The 3rd inputs specifies the marker size.
Sometimes it is necssary to change the marker size after it's been plotted which is my 2nd solution.

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