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I am trying to draw two area graph from timeseries variable stored in workspace. But the quality of the figure I am getting is not so good as that of plot graph. The quality of the output figure is very good if I use plot command instead of area command. Is there any way to get the same high quality figure for the area graph too??
I have tried to export as svg, emf, tif, pdf to use with 'Word'.
subplot(2,1,1)
% plot(P.time, P.data,'linewidth',2) % gives high quality figure output
area(P.time, P.data,'linewidth',2) % doesn't give high quality figure output
hold on
area(Pd123.time, Pd123.data,'linewidth',2);
subplot(2,1,2)
plot(I.time, I.data, 'linewidth', 1.3)
hold on
plot(Id123.time, Id123.data, 'linewidth', 1.3);
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Mar 2021
plot() would be vector graphics. area() uses patches, which are surface graphics, which would be rasterized for everything other than possibly svg() or pdf(). In practice it would probably be rasterized for pdf() as well.
MAzharul Islam
MAzharul Islam on 19 Mar 2021
So, theres no way to get good qulity output.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Mar 2021
If you have older systems, use the FEX contribution export_fig() .
If you were using R2020a or later, you could use exportgraphics() https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/exportgraphics.html
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Mar 2021
Use the Add-on Explorer to install export_fig
MAzharul Islam
MAzharul Islam on 19 Mar 2021
I have tried exprtgraphics from one of my friends pc since my Matlab is 2019a. Figure quality improves but legend overwrite margins.

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