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Jelthe on 31 Mar 2016
Commented: Image Analyst on 31 Mar 2016
Does anyone know how i get timeinformation saved as a char into a double? I want to plot something over a time (HH:MM:SS) i got the information as a Workspace variable but as a class. I need it as an double to plot it.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 31 Mar 2016
Use datenum(). From the help:
format long
t = [datetime('now');datetime('tomorrow')]
DateNumber = datenum(t)
t =
07-Jan-2016 15:42:14
08-Jan-2016 00:00:00
DateNumber =
1.0e+05 *
Jelthe on 31 Mar 2016
Ok so i do have the timeinformation in decimalform then. How do i get it back into timeform when i plot it? so that the x-axes says 16:40 ....
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 31 Mar 2016
You can make the tick marks whatever list of strings you want:
ax = gca;
ax.XTickLabel = yourCellArrayOfTimeStrings;
Example from the help:
ax.XTickLabel = {'-3\pi','-2\pi','-\pi','0','\pi','2\pi','3\pi'};

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Ilham Hardy
Ilham Hardy on 31 Mar 2016
Maybe this will help? str2num


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