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15.2.5 Multiple Plot Windows

You can open multiple plot windows using the figure function. For example,

figure (1);
fplot (@sin, [-10, 10]);
figure (2);
fplot (@cos, [-10, 10]);

creates two figures, with the first displaying a sine wave and the second a cosine wave. Figure numbers must be positive integers.

figure n
figure (n)
figure (…, "property", value, …)
h = figure (…)

Create a new figure window for plotting.

If no arguments are specified, a new figure with the next available number is created.

If called with an integer n, and no such numbered figure exists, then a new figure with the specified number is created. If the figure already exists then it is made visible and becomes the current figure for plotting.

Multiple property-value pairs may be specified for the figure object, but they must appear in pairs.

The optional return value h is a graphics handle to the created figure object.

Programming Note: The full list of properties is documented at Figure Properties.

See also: axes, gcf, clf, close.