Setting desired margins and ratio for plot

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I would like to
1) set margins for my plot, which is authomatically shown as follows:
I need white upper margins in order to see the horizontal line connecting the diamonds above.
I have tried with Control axes layout ( ) , with no result
2) I would also like the picture to be shown in normal ratios (I mean, same length for data units along x and y axis).
I have tried with data aspect ratio ( in order to disable stretch-to-fill behavior by setting
daspect('manual') or daspect([1 1 1]) without succeeding...
I'd really appreciate the help.
thanks in advance!

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 6 Aug 2019
Edited: Adam Danz on 8 Aug 2019
"axis equal" will set the aspect ratio equal between both axes.
"xlim" and "ylim" will set the axis limits which you can use to add margins.
axis equal % to set equal aspect ratio
ylim([-5,40]) % to add space above and below your data
xlim([-10,110]) % to add space to the left and right of your data
If you have the handle to you axis, it's best to specify the handle,
axh = gca(); % Get handle to axis
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 8 Aug 2019
I recommend always using handles when possible.
Glad I could help!

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