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Plotly Graphing Library for MATLAB®

Plotly Graphing Library for MATLAB® - Create interactive charts in your web browser with MATLAB® and Plotly

Version: 2.2.10

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The latest version of the wrapper can be downloaded here.

Once downloaded, run plotlysetup_offline() to get started If you have a plotly bundle url of the form '', then run instead `plotlysetup_offline('plotly_bundle_url')

For online use, run plotlysetup_online('your_username', 'your_api_key') to get started.


NOTE: plotlyupdate.m is currently turned off.

Please manually download and setup the latest version of the wrapper by following the installation instructions above.


Convert your MATLAB® figures into online Plotly graphs with a single line of code:

 % Create some data for the two curves to be plotted
 x  = 0:0.01:20;
 y1 = 200*exp(-0.05*x).*sin(x);
 y2 = 0.8*exp(-0.5*x).*sin(10*x);

 % Create a plot with 2 y axes using the plotyy function
 [ax, h1, h2] = plotyy(x, y1, x, y2, 'plot');

 % Add title and x axis label
 xlabel('Time (s)');
 title('Frequency Response');

 % Use the axis handles to set the labels of the y axes
 set(get(ax(1), 'Ylabel'), 'String', 'Low Frequency');
 set(get(ax(2), 'Ylabel'), 'String', 'High Frequency');

 p = fig2plotly; % <-- converts the yy-plot to an interactive, online version.

 % p.url = ''

MATLAB® Contour Plot

Also, access other Plotly services and graphs programatically. Like, publication-quality image export:

 saveplotlyfig(p, 'testimage.svg')

and Plotly figure retrieval:

 p = getplotlyfig('chris', 1638) % downloads the graph data from


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Questions & troubleshooting


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