# animate

Replace existing data with new data for animation

## Syntax

``animate(p,data)``
``animate(p,angle,magnitude)``

## Description

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````animate(p,data)` removes all the current data from polar plot, `p` and adds new data, based on real amplitude values, `data`. ```

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````animate(p,angle,magnitude)` removes all the current data polar plot, `p` and adds new data sets of angle vectors and corresponding magnitude matrices. ```

## Input Arguments

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Polar plot, specified as a scalar handle.

Antenna or array data, specified as one of the following:

• A real length-M vector, where M contains the magnitude values with angles assumed to be $\frac{\left(0:M-1\right)}{M}×{360}^{\circ }$ degrees.

• A real M-by-N matrix, where M contains the magnitude values and N contains the independent data sets. Each column in the matrix has angles taken from the vector $\frac{\left(0:M-1\right)}{M}×{360}^{\circ }$ degrees. The set of each angle can vary for each column.

• A real N-D array, where N is the number of dimensions. Arrays with dimensions `2` and greater are independent data sets.

• A complex vector or matrix, where `data` contains Cartesian coordinates ((x,y) of each point. x contains the real part of `data` and y contains the imaginary part of `data`.

When data is in a logarithmic form such as dB, magnitude values can be negative. In this case,`polarpattern` plots the lowest magnitude values at the origin of the polar plot and highest magnitude values at the maximum radius.

Set of angles, specified as a vector in degrees.

Set of magnitude values, specified as a vector or a matrix. For a matrix of magnitude values, each column is an independent set of magnitude values and corresponds to the same set of angles.

## Examples

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Create a cosine-pattern antenna and plot the pattern from 0° to 360°.

```az = [0:360]; p1 = abs(cosd(az));```

Plot the polar pattern.

`P = polarpattern(p1);` Create a second cosine-pattern antenna rotated by 60°. Animate the pattern by adding this pattern.

```p2 = abs(cosd(az - 50)); animate(P,p2);``` Create a 15-element ULA of cosine antennas with elements spaced one-half wavelength apart. Plot the directivity of the array at 20 GHz.

Note: This example runs only in R2016b or later. If you are using an earlier release, replace each call to the function with the equivalent `step` syntax. For example, replace `myObject(x)` with `step(myObject,x)`.

```fc = 20.0e9; c = physconst('Lightspeed'); lam = c/fc; angs = [-180:1:180]; antenna = phased.CosineAntennaElement('FrequencyRange',[1.0e9,100.0e9],... 'CosinePower',[2.5 2.5]); array = phased.ULA('Element',antenna,'NumElements',15,'ElementSpacing',lam/2); a = pattern(array,fc,angs,0); P = polarpattern(angs,a);``` Then, steer the array to 45° and, using the `animate` method, replace the existing polar plot with the steered array directivity.

```steervec = phased.SteeringVector('SensorArray',array,'PropagationSpeed',c,... 'IncludeElementResponse',true); sv = steervec(fc,[45;0]); a1 = pattern(array,fc,angs,0,'Weights',sv); animate(P,angs,a1);``` ## Version History

Introduced in R2016a