# Plot a time series plot in customized rectangle

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Sujata Dhar on 2 Apr 2024
Commented: Sujata Dhar on 2 Apr 2024
I am plotting a time series from the attached data.
plot(time,pm_1,'b-','LineWidth',3);
I am getting the following plot (plot_xp.png). But I want my plot to be in a rectangle window like the attached (desired_plot.png). Can you please help me with the necessary changes.
Thank you very much
nathan blanc on 2 Apr 2024
Edited: nathan blanc on 2 Apr 2024
I think if you just write:
plot(time,pm_1);
grid off
and change the size of the figure window a bit, you will get what you want. You can also play around with hte colors and linewidths. for example
plot(time,pm_1,'r-','LineWidth',1);
will give you a red line with a line width of 1

Adam Danz on 2 Apr 2024
Previous answers suggest changing the size of the figure window which is one solution.
Another solution is to set the size of the axes or the PlotBoxAspectRatio.
Take this sine curve for example.
th = 0:.1:120;
figure()
plot(sin(th))
Next, define the aspect ratio of the axes such that the x axis is 5 times longer than the y axis. I'll ignore the z axis since this is a 2D plot.
figure()
ax = gca;
plot(sin(th))
ax.PlotBoxAspectRatio(1:2) = [5,1]; % 5:1 x:y
Sujata Dhar on 2 Apr 2024
Thank you

KSSV on 2 Apr 2024
Edited: KSSV on 2 Apr 2024
plot(time,pm_1,'b','LineWidth',1); % You may change line width

nathan blanc on 2 Apr 2024
Edited: nathan blanc on 2 Apr 2024
nathan blanc about 2 hours ago
Edited: nathan blanc about 2 hours ago
plot(time,pm_1);
grid off
and change the size of the figure window a bit, you will get what you want. You can also play around with hte colors and linewidths. for example
plot(time,pm_1,'r-','LineWidth',1);
will give you a red line with a line width of 1

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