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plot

Plot all series associated with Node object

Description

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fh = plot(node) plots all nonempty series associated with the specified node and its children. fh is a structure of handles to the resulting figures. node is a simscape.logging.Node object. node must include a full identifier path to the node, starting with the workspace log variable name.

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fh = plot(node,Name,Value) lets you filter the data being plotted by using one or more Name,Value pair arguments. For example, specify 'units' followed by a unit name to plot only nodes that are commensurate with the specified unit.

Examples

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Plot velocity of port R of a Translational Spring block.

Open the Mass-Spring-Damper with Controller example model:

ssc_mass_spring_damper_control

This example model has data logging enabled for the whole model, with the Workspace variable name parameter set to simlog_ssc_mass_spring_damper_control.

Simulate the model to log the simulation data:

sim('ssc_mass_spring_damper_control');

Plot velocity of port R of the Translational Spring block Spring.

plot(simlog_ssc_mass_spring_damper_control.Spring.R);

This command plots all the variables associated with a Translational Spring block, but not with its ports. The command assumes that he model has the default workspace variable name, simlog, and that the Translational Spring block is located at the top level of the model diagram.

plot(simlog.Translational_Spring, 'depth', 1)

Input Arguments

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Simulation data to plot, specified as a simscape.logging.Node object or a homogeneous cell array of such objects. node must include a full identifier path to the node, starting with the workspace log variable name.

The table describes the resulting plots based on the type of the node argument:

Node object

Plots all nonempty series associated with the Node and its children (up to the level defined by the depth). If the Node has multiple simulation variable nodes as children at level 1, these children are plotted in the same figure window but on a different axis. Descendants at other levels are plotted in different figure windows. All dimensions of a nonscalar series are plotted on the same axis.

Cell array of Node objects

Plots commensurate series superimposed on the same axis.

Intended for use to compare simulation data from different runs. All entries of the cell array are required to be equivalent to each other, meaning that the Node objects must have same hierarchy, and the series for each node must have the same dimensions and commensurate units.

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: fh = plot(simlog,'units','mm','time',[1 3]) plots all of the linear position variables in the model (series that are commensurate with units of mm), in those units, within the time range between 1 and 3 seconds.

Number of children levels to plot, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'depth' and a nonnegative integer. By default, the function plots all descendants of node that have nonempty series. Specifying depth lets you limit the number of levels to plot, for example:

'depth',0 No children; plot the nonempty series of the specified node only.
'depth',1Plot the nonempty series of the specified node and its children.
'depth',2Plot the nonempty series of the specified node, its children, and their children.

Plot legend, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'names' and a cell array of character vectors or string scalars. The number of elements in the cell array must be same as the number of elements of node.

By default, plots have no legend.

Time range for plotting the data, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'time' and a 1x2 vector, [start_time end_time], in seconds.

[] plots all data.

Units for plotting the data, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'units' and a unit name, or a cell array of unit names. Unit names must appear inside single quotes ('') or double quotes ("").

This argument plots the series values in the specified units, and also filters the data to plot only nodes that have series commensurate with the specified unit.

Example: fh = plot(simlog,'units',{'mm','mm/s'}) plots all of the linear position and velocity variables in the model (series that are commensurate with units of mm and mm/s), in those units.

Alternative destination to plot the data, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'viewer' and datainspector inside single quotes ('') or double quotes ("").

If you specify this name-value pair argument, the function plots the data in the Simulation Data Inspector. By default, the function plots the data in a plot window.

Output Arguments

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Handles to the resulting plot figure windows, returned as a structure with the same hierarchy as the node being plotted. For example, if a specific child is not plotted then that field in the output structure is empty.

Introduced in R2010b