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Is anyone else disappointed with uifigures?

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Daniel Dolan
Daniel Dolan on 9 Feb 2021
Edited: Bruno Luong on 9 Feb 2021
Is anyone else disappointed with uifigures? It seems apparent that these will eventually replace traditional figures, but there is still so much that doesn't quite work. I've tinkered with uifigures since their introduction in release 2016a, but even in 2020a I can't reliably export a uifigure to a graphics file. Sure it works sometimes, but not if a uipanel is present. The exportgraphics command is not as powerful as the print command, leaving some graphic formats (such as *.svg and *.eps) unsupported. How do you generate graphic files of a specific size? You can't even use subplots without overriding the default AutoResizeChildren setting!
Everything with uifigures seems to be slower and less stable than the figure variant. App Designer is much better than GUIDE, but that is not exactly high praise. I would rather generate "apps" programatically across several files instead of dealing with a single-file class definition containing 1000+ lines.
Where is this transition going? MATLAB graphics are moving away from Java in favor of JavaScript, and I'm not sure that we are at all ready for that.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Feb 2021
The slow response time of the software has been disappointing to me.
Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 9 Feb 2021
Edited: Bruno Luong on 9 Feb 2021
Yes. I'm.
Still using GUI for my projects excepted few windows that handles uitable. AppDesigner is still flawed to me, no way to make a professional-quality apps from it.

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