Scatter chart appearance and behavior
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Scatter
properties control the appearance and behavior of Scatter
object. By changing property values, you can modify certain aspects of the scatter chart. Use dot notation to query and set properties.
s = scatter(1:10,1:10);m = s.Marker;s.Marker = '*';
Markers
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Marker
— Marker symbol
'o'
(default)  '+'
 '*'
 '.'
 'x'
 ...
Marker symbol, specified as one of the options listed in this table:
Marker  Description  Resulting Marker 

"o"  Circle  
"+"  Plus sign  
"*"  Asterisk  
"."  Point  
"x"  Cross  
"_"  Horizontal line  
""  Vertical line  
"square"  Square  
"diamond"  Diamond  
"^"  Upwardpointing triangle  
"v"  Downwardpointing triangle  
">"  Rightpointing triangle  
"<"  Leftpointing triangle  
"pentagram"  Pentagram  
"hexagram"  Hexagram  
"none"  No markers  Not applicable 
MarkerEdgeAlpha
— Marker edge transparency
1
(default)  scalar in range [0,1]
 'flat'
Marker edge transparency, specified as a scalar in the range [0,1]
or 'flat'
. A value of 1 is opaque and 0 is completely transparent. Values between 0 and 1 are semitransparent.
To set the edge transparency to a different value for each point in the plot, set the AlphaData
property to a vector the same size as the XData
property, and set the MarkerEdgeAlpha
property to 'flat'
.
MarkerFaceAlpha
— Marker face transparency
1
(default)  scalar in range [0,1]
 'flat'
Marker face transparency, specified as a scalar in the range [0,1]
or 'flat'
. A value of 1 is opaque and 0 is completely transparent. Values between 0 and 1 are semitransparent.
To set the marker face transparency to a different value for each point in the plot, set the AlphaData
property to a vector the same size as the XData
property, and set the MarkerFaceAlpha
property to 'flat'
.
AlphaData
— Marker face transparency
1
(default)  array the same size as XData
Transparency data for each plotted point, specified as an array the same size as the XData
property. After specifying the values, set the MarkerFaceAlpha
and MarkerEdgeAlpha
properties to control the type of transparency. If the MarkerFaceAlpha
and MarkerEdgeAlpha
properties are both set to scalar values, then the Scatter
object does not use the AlphaData
values.
The AlphaDataMapping
property determines how the Scatter
object interprets the AlphaData
property values.
Data Types: single
 double
 int8
 int16
 int32
 int64
 uint8
 uint16
 uint32
 uint64
 logical
AlphaDataMode
— Control how AlphaData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the AlphaData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— MATLAB controls the value of theAlphaData
property. The value can be:The default value of the
AlphaData
property.The values in a table variable. The
SourceTable
property specifies the table, and theAlphaVariable
property specifies the variable. If either theSourceTable
orAlphaVariable
properties are empty, the defaultAlphaData
value is used.
'manual'
— TheAlphaData
property is set directly and does not update automatically.
Color and Size Data
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CData
— Marker colors
[]
(default)  RGB triplet  matrix of RGB triplets  vector
Marker colors, specified as one of these values:
RGB triplet — Use the same color for all the markers in the plot. An RGB triplet is a threeelement row vector whose elements specify the intensities of the red, green, and blue components of the color. The intensities must be in the range
[0,1]
, for example,[0.5 0.6 0.7]
.Threecolumn matrix of RGB triplets — Use a different color for each marker in the plot. Each row of the matrix defines one color. The number of rows must equal the number of markers.
Vector — Use a different color for each marker in the plot. Specify
CData
as a vector the same length asXData
. Linearly map the values in the vector to the colors in the current colormap.
Example: [1 0 0; 0 1 0; 0 0 1]
CDataMode
— Control how CData
is set
'auto'
(default)  'manual'
Control how the CData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— MATLAB controls the value of theCData
property. The value can be:One of the colors from the
ColorOrder
property of the axes. MATLAB uses theSeriesIndex
property of theScatter
object and theColorOrder
property of the axes to select a color. This is the default behavior.The values in a table variable. The
SourceTable
property specifies the table, and theColorVariable
property specifies the variable. If either of these properties are empty, then the color data comes from theColorOrder
property of the axes.
'manual'
— You control the value of theCData
property manually, either by specifying a color when you call a plotting function or by setting theCData
property on theScatter
object after plotting.
CDataSource
— Variable linked to CData
''
 character vector or string containing MATLAB workspace variable
Variable linked to CData
, specified as a character vector or string containing a MATLAB workspace variable. MATLAB evaluates the variable in the base workspace to generate the CData
.
By default, there is no linked variable so the value is an empty character vector. If you link a variable, then MATLAB does not update the CData
values immediately. To force an update of the data values, use the refreshdata function.
Note
If you change one data source property to a variable that contains data of a different dimension, you might cause the function to generate a warning and not render the graph until you have changed all data source properties to appropriate values.
SeriesIndex
— Series index
positive whole number  "none"
Series index, specified as a positive whole number or "none"
. This property is useful for reassigning the marker colors of Scatter
objects so that they match the colors of other objects. By default, the SeriesIndex
property is a number that corresponds to the object's order of creation, starting at 1
.
MATLAB uses the number to calculate indices for assigning colors when you call plotting functions. The indices refer to the rows of the arrays stored in the ColorOrder
property of the axes. The marker colors change when you change the Scatter
object's SeriesIndex
value, or when you change ColorOrder
property of the axes.
A SeriesIndex
value of "none"
corresponds to a neutral color that does not participate in the indexing scheme. (since R2023b)
How Manual Color Assignment Overrides SeriesIndex
Behavior
To manually control the fill color of the markers, use either of these approaches:
One color for all markers — Set the
MarkerFaceColor
property to a color name, RGB triplet, or a hexadecimal color code.Different colors for all the markers — Set the
MarkerFaceColor
property to"flat"
. Then set theCData
property to an RGB triplet, matrix of RGB triplets, or a vector of colormap indices.
Manually controlling the edge colors of the markers works the same way, except that you set MarkerEdgeColor
property to a color value or "flat"
.
When you manually set the color of an object, MATLAB disables automatic color selection for that object and allows your color to persist, regardless of the value of the SeriesIndex
property. The CDataMode
property indicates whether the CData
colors have been set manually (by you) or automatically. A value of "manual"
indicates manual selection, and a value of "auto"
indicates automatic selection.
Automatic color selection is disabled when you perform either of these actions:
Set the
MarkerFaceColor
orMarkerEdgeColor
to a value other than"flat"
.Set the
CData
to a color value manually.
To enable automatic selection again, set the MarkerFaceColor
, MarkerEdgeColor
, or both properties to "flat"
. Set the CDataMode
property to "auto"
, and set the SeriesIndex
property to a positive whole number.
In some cases, MATLAB sets the SeriesIndex
value to 0
, which also disables automatic color selection.
SizeData
— Marker sizes
[]
(default)  scalar  vector
Marker sizes, specified in one of these forms:
Scalar — Use the same size for all of the markers.
Vector — Use a different size for each marker. Specify
SizeData
as a vector the same length asXData
.
Specify the values in point units, where one point equals 1/72 inch. To specify a marker that has an area of one square inch, use a value of 72^2.
Example: 50
SizeDataMode
— Control how SizeData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the SizeData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— MATLAB controls the value of theSizeData
property. The value can be:The default value of the
SizeData
property.The values in a table variable. The
SourceTable
property specifies the table, and theSizeVariable
property specifies the variable. If either theSourceTable
orSizeVariable
properties are empty, the defaultSizeData
value is used.
'manual'
— You set theSizeData
property directly; it does not change.
SizeDataSource
— Variable linked to SizeData
''
 character vector or string containing MATLAB workspace variable
Variable linked to SizeData
, specified as a character vector or string containing a MATLAB workspace variable. MATLAB evaluates the variable in the base workspace to generate the SizeData
.
By default, there is no linked variable so the value is an empty character vector. If you link a variable, then MATLAB does not update the SizeData
values. To force an update of the data values, use the refreshdata function.
Note
If you change one data source property to a variable that contains data of a different dimension, you might cause the function to generate a warning and not render the graph until you have changed all data source properties to appropriate values.
Cartesian Coordinate Data
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XData
— x values
[]
(default)  scalar  vector
x values, specified as a scalar or a vector. The scatter plot displays an individual marker for each value in XData
.
The input argument x
to the plotting function sets the x values. XData
and YData
must have equal lengths.
Example: [1 2 4 2 6]
Data Types: single
 double
 int8
 int16
 int32
 int64
 uint8
 uint16
 uint32
 uint64
 categorical
 datetime
 duration
XDataMode
— Control how XData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the XData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— TheXData
property updates automatically based on theSourceTable
andXVariable
properties. This is the case when you pass a table to any of the Cartesian scatter plotting functions (such asscatter
orscatter3
).'manual'
— TheXData
property is set directly and does not update automatically. This is the case when you pass coordinate values as vectors or matrices to any of the Cartesian scatter plotting functions.
YData
— y values
[]
(default)  scalar  vector
y values, specified as a scalar or a vector. The scatter plot displays an individual marker for each value in YData
.
The input argument y
to the plotting function sets the y values. XData
and YData
must have equal lengths.
Example: [1 3 3 4 6]
Data Types: single
 double
 int8
 int16
 int32
 int64
 uint8
 uint16
 uint32
 uint64
 categorical
 datetime
 duration
YDataMode
— Control how YData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the YData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— TheYData
property updates automatically based on theSourceTable
andYVariable
properties. This is the case when you pass a table to any of the Cartesian scatter plotting functions (such asscatter
orscatter3
).'manual'
— TheYData
property is set directly and does not update automatically. This is the case when you pass coordinate values as vectors or matrices to any of the Cartesian scatter plotting functions.
ZData
— z values
[]
(default)  scalar  vector
z values, specified as a scalar or a vector.
For 2D scatter plots,
ZData
is empty by default.For 3D scatter plots, the input argument
z
to the plotting function sets the z values.XData
,YData
, andZData
must have equal lengths.
Example: [1 2 2 1 0]
Data Types: single
 double
 int8
 int16
 int32
 int64
 uint8
 uint16
 uint32
 uint64
 categorical
 datetime
 duration
ZDataMode
— Control how ZData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the ZData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— TheZData
property updates automatically based on theSourceTable
andZVariable
properties. This is the case when you pass a table to any of the Cartesian scatter plotting functions (such asscatter
orscatter3
).'manual'
— TheZData
property is set directly and does not update automatically. This is the case when you pass coordinate values as vectors or matrices to any of the Cartesian scatter plotting functions.
XJitter
— Jitter type for xdimension
'none'
 'density'
 'rand'
 'randn'
Type of jitter (spacing of points) along the xdimension, specified as one of the following values:
'none'
— Do not jitter the points.'density'
— Jitter the points using the kernel density estimate of y for 2D charts. If you specify this option in two dimensions for a 3D chart, the points are jittered based on the kernel density estimate in the third dimension. For example, settingXJitter
andYJitter
to'density'
uses the kernel density estimate of z.'rand'
— Jitter the points randomly with a uniform distribution.'randn'
— Jitter points randomly with a normal distribution.
XJitterWidth
— Maximum jitter along xdimension
nonnegative scalar
Maximum amount of jitter (offset between points) along the xdimension, specified as a nonnegative scalar value in data units.
For example, to set the jitter width to 90% of the shortest distance between adjacent points, take the minimum distance between unique values of x
and scale by 0.9
.
XJitterWidth = 0.9 * min(diff(unique(x)));
YJitter
— Jitter type for ydimension
'none'
 'density'
 'rand'
 'randn'
Type of jitter (spacing of points) along the ydimension, specified as one of the following values:
'none'
— Do not jitter the points.'density'
— Jitter the points using the kernel density estimate of x for 2D charts. If you specify this option in two dimensions for a 3D chart, the points are jittered based on the kernel density estimate in the third dimension. For example, settingXJitter
andYJitter
to'density'
uses the kernel density estimate of z.'rand'
— Jitter the points randomly with a uniform distribution.'randn'
— Jitter points randomly with a normal distribution.
YJitterWidth
— Maximum jitter along ydimension
nonnegative scalar
Maximum amount of jitter (offset between points) along the ydimension, specified as a nonnegative scalar value in data units.
For example, to set the jitter width to 90% of the shortest distance between adjacent points, take the minimum distance between unique values of y
and scale by 0.9
.
YJitterWidth = 0.9 * min(diff(unique(y)));
ZJitter
— Jitter type for zdimension
'none'
(default)  'density'
 'rand'
 'randn'
Type of jitter (spacing of points) along the zdimension, specified as one of the following values:
'none'
— Do not jitter the points.'density'
—Jitter the points using the kernel density estimate of y. Or, if you specify this option in one additional dimension, the points are jittered based on the kernel density estimate in the third dimension. For example, settingYJitter
andZJitter
to'density'
uses the kernel density estimate of x.'rand'
— Jitter the points randomly with a uniform distribution.'randn'
— Jitter points randomly with a normal distribution.
ZJitterWidth
— Maximum jitter along zdimension
nonnegative scalar
Maximum amount of jitter (offset between points) along the zdimension in data units, specified as a nonnegative scalar value.
For example, to set the jitter width to 90% of the shortest distance between adjacent points, take the minimum distance between unique values of z
and scale by 0.9
.
ZJitterWidth = 0.9 * min(diff(unique(z)));
Polar Coordinate Data
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RData
— Radius values
vector
Radius values, specified as a vector. ThetaData
and RData
must be vectors of equal length.
This property applies only to polar axes.
RDataMode
— Control how RData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the RData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— TheRData
property updates automatically based on theSourceTable
andRVariable
properties. This is the case when you pass a table to thepolarscatter
orscatter
functions.'manual'
— TheRData
property is set directly and does not update automatically. This is the case when you pass coordinate values as vectors or matrices to thepolarscatter
orscatter
functions.
RDataSource
— Variable linked to RData
''
(default)  character vector or string containing MATLAB workspace variable name
Variable linked to RData
, specified as a character vector or string containing a MATLAB workspace variable name. MATLAB evaluates the variable in the base workspace to generate the RData
.
By default, there is no linked variable so the value is an empty character vector, ''
. If you link a variable, then MATLAB does not update the RData
values immediately. To force an update of the data values, use the refreshdata function.
Note
If you change one data source property to a variable that contains data of a different dimension, you might cause the function to generate a warning and not render the graph until you have changed all data source properties to appropriate values.
This property applies only to polar axes.
ThetaData
— Angle values
vector
Angle values, specified as a vector. ThetaData
and RData
must be vectors of equal length.
This property applies only to polar axes.
ThetaDataMode
— Control how ThetaData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the ThetaData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— TheThetaData
property updates automatically based on theSourceTable
andThetaVariable
properties. This is the case when you pass a table to thepolarscatter
orscatter
functions.'manual'
— TheThetaData
property is set directly and does not update automatically. This is the case when you pass coordinate values as vectors or matrices to thepolarscatter
orscatter
functions.
ThetaDataSource
— Variable linked to ThetaData
''
(default)  character vector or string containing MATLAB workspace variable name
Variable linked to ThetaData
, specified as a character vector or string containing a MATLAB workspace variable name. MATLAB evaluates the variable in the base workspace to generate the RData
.
By default, there is no linked variable so the value is an empty character vector, ''
. If you link a variable, then MATLAB does not update the ThetaData
values immediately. To force an update of the data values, use the refreshdata function.
Note
If you change one data source property to a variable that contains data of a different dimension, you might cause the function to generate a warning and not render the graph until you have changed all data source properties to appropriate values.
This property applies only to polar axes.
Geographic Coordinate Data
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LatitudeData
— Latitude values
vector
Latitude values, specified as a vector. LatitudeData
and LongitudeData
must be vectors of equal length.
This property applies only to geographic axes.
LatitudeDataMode
— Control how LatitudeData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the LatitudeData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— TheLatitudeData
property updates automatically based on theSourceTable
andLatitudeVariable
properties. This is the case when you pass a table to a plotting function.'manual'
— TheLatitudeData
property is set directly and does not update automatically. This is the case when you pass coordinate values as vectors or matrices to a plotting function.
This property applies only to geographic axes.
LatitudeDataSource
— Variable linked to LatitudeData
''
(default)  character vector or string containing MATLAB workspace variable name
Variable linked to LatitudeData
, specified as a character vector or string containing a MATLAB workspace variable name. MATLAB evaluates the variable in the base workspace to generate the RData
.
By default, there is no linked variable so the value is an empty character vector, ''
. If you link a variable, MATLAB does not update the LatitudeData
values immediately. To force an update of the data values, use the refreshdata function.
Note
If you change one data source property to a variable that contains data of a different dimension, you might cause the function to generate a warning and not render the graph until you have changed all data source properties to appropriate values.
This property applies only to geographic axes.
LongitudeData
— Longitude values
vector
Longitude values, specified as a vector. LongitudeData
and LatitudeData
must be vectors of equal length.
This property applies only to geographic axes.
LongitudeDataMode
— Control how LongitudeData
is set
'auto'
 'manual'
Control how the LongitudeData
property is set, specified as one of these values:
'auto'
— TheLongitudeData
property updates automatically based on theSourceTable
andLongitudeVariable
properties. This is the case when you pass a table to a plotting function.'manual'
— TheLongitudeData
property is set directly and does not update automatically. This is the case when you pass coordinate values as vectors or matrices to a plotting function.
This property applies only to geographic axes.
LongitudeDataSource
— Variable linked to LongitudeData
''
(default)  character vector or string containing MATLAB workspace variable name
Variable linked to LongitudeData
, specified as a character vector or string containing a MATLAB workspace variable name. MATLAB evaluates the variable in the base workspace to generate the RData
.
By default, there is no linked variable so the value is an empty character vector, ''
. If you link a variable, MATLAB does not update the LatitudeData
values immediately. To force an update of the data values, use the refreshdata function.
Note
If you change one data source property to a variable that contains data of a different dimension, you might cause the function to generate a warning and not render the graph until you have changed all data source properties to appropriate values.
This property applies only to geographic axes.
Table Data (Since R2021b)
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SourceTable
— Source table
table  timetable
Source table containing the data to plot. Specify this property as a table or a timetable.
XVariable
— Table variable containing xcoordinates
string scalar  character vector  pattern  numeric scalar  logical vector  vartype()
Table variable containing the xcoordinates, specified using one of the indexing schemes from the following table. The variable you specify can contain numeric, categorical, datetime, or duration values. When you set this property, MATLAB updates the XData
property.
This table lists the different indexing schemes you can use to specify the table variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


YVariable
— Table variable containing ycoordinates
string scalar  character vector  pattern  numeric scalar  logical vector  vartype()
Table variable containing the ycoordinates, specified using one of the indexing schemes from the following table. The variable you specify can contain numeric, categorical, datetime, or duration values. When you set this property, MATLAB updates the YData
property.
This table lists the different indexing schemes you can use to specify the table variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


ZVariable
— Table variable containing zcoordinates
string scalar  character vector  pattern  numeric scalar  logical vector  vartype()
Table variable containing the zcoordinates, specified using one of the indexing schemes from the following table. The variable you specify can contain numeric, categorical, datetime, or duration values. When you set this property, MATLAB updates the ZData
property.
This table lists the different indexing schemes you can use to specify the table variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


RVariable
— Table variable containing radius values
string array  character vector  cell array  pattern  numeric scalar or vector  logical vector  vartype()
Table variable containing the radius values for polar plots, specified using one of the indexing schemes from the following table. The variable you specify can contain any type of numeric values. When you set this property, MATLAB updates the RData
property. This property applies only to polar axes.
Here is a list of the different indexing schemes you can use to specify the table variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


ThetaVariable
— Table variable containing angle values
string array  character vector  cell array  pattern  numeric scalar or vector  logical vector  vartype()
Table variable containing the angle values for polar plots, specified using one of the indexing schemes from the following table. The variable you specify can contain any type of numeric values. When you set this property, MATLAB updates the ThetaData
property. This property applies only to polar axes.
Here is a list of the different indexing schemes you can use to specify the table variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


LatitudeVariable
— Table variable containing latitude values
string array  character vector  cell array  pattern  numeric scalar or vector  logical vector  vartype()
Table variable containing the latitude values for geographic plots, specified using one of the indexing schemes from the following table. When you set this property, MATLAB updates the LatitudeData
property. This property applies only to geographic axes.
Here is a list of the different indexing schemes you can use to specify the table variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


LongitudeVariable
— Table variable containing longitude values
string array  character vector  cell array  pattern  numeric scalar or vector  logical vector  vartype()
Table variable containing the longitude values for geographic plots, specified using one of the indexing schemes from the following table. When you set this property, MATLAB updates the LongitudeData
property. This property applies only to geographic axes.
Here is a list of the different indexing schemes you can use to specify the table variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


SizeVariable
— Table variable containing marker size data
table variable index
Table variable containing marker size data, specified as a variable index into the source table.
Specifying the Table Index
Use any of the following indexing schemes to specify the desired variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


Specifying Size Data
The variable you specify can contain any numeric type. When you set the SizeVariable
property, MATLAB updates the SizeData
property.
ColorVariable
— Table variable containing color data
table variable index
Table variable containing the color data, specified as a variable index into the source table.
Specifying the Table Index
Use any of the following indexing schemes to specify the desired variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


Specifying Color Data
Specifying the ColorVariable
property controls the colors of the markers. The data in the variable controls the marker fill color when the MarkerFaceColor
property is set to "flat"
. The data can also control the marker outline color, when the MarkerEdgeColor
is set to "flat"
.
The table variable you specify can contain values of any numeric type. The values can be in either of the following forms:
A column of numbers that linearly map into the current colormap.
A threecolumn array of RGB triplets. RGB triplets are threeelement vectors whose values specify the intensities of the red, green, and blue components of specific colors. The intensities must be in the range
[0,1]
. For example,[0.5 0.7 1]
specifies a shade of light blue.
When you set the ColorVariable
property, MATLAB updates the CData
property.
AlphaVariable
— Table variable containing marker transparency data
table variable index
Table variable containing transparency data, specified as a variable index into the source table.
Specifying the Table Index
Use any of the following indexing schemes to specify the desired variable.
Indexing Scheme  Examples 

Variable name:


Variable index:


Variable type:


Specifying Transparency Data
The data in the variable you specify controls the transparency of the markers. Smaller values are more transparent, and larger values are more opaque. The values can be any numeric type.
After setting the AlphaVariable
property, set the MarkerFaceAlpha
and MarkerEdgeAlpha
properties to control the type of transparency. If the MarkerFaceAlpha
and MarkerEdgeAlpha
properties are both set to scalar values, then the scatter object does not use the data from the table.
When you set this property, MATLAB updates the AlphaData
property.
Legend
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Interactivity
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DataTipTemplate
— Data tip content
DataTipTemplate
object
Data tip content, specified as a DataTipTemplate
object. You can control the content that appears in a data tip by modifying the properties of the underlying DataTipTemplate
object. For a list of properties, see DataTipTemplate Properties.
For an example of modifying data tips, see Create Custom Data Tips.
Note
The DataTipTemplate
object is not returned by findobj
or findall
, and it is not copied by copyobj
.
Callbacks
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Callback Execution Control
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Parent/Child
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Parent
— Parent
Axes
object  PolarAxes
object  Group
object  Transform
object
Parent, specified as an Axes
, PolarAxes
, Group
, or Transform
object.
Identifiers
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Type
— Type of graphics object
'scatter'
This property is readonly.
Type of graphics object, returned as 'scatter'
. Use this property to find all objects of a given type within a plotting hierarchy, for example, searching for the type using findobj.
Version History
Introduced before R2006a
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R2023b: Opt out of automatic color selection with SeriesIndex="none"
Opt out of automatic color selection for Scatter
objects by setting the SeriesIndex
property to "none"
. When you specify "none"
, the Scatter
object has a neutral color.
To enable automatic color selection again, set the SeriesIndex
property to a positive whole number.
R2020a: Control automatic color selection with the SeriesIndex
property
Control how Scatter
objects vary in color by setting the SeriesIndex
property. This property is useful when you want to match the colors of different objects in the axes.
R2020a: UIContextMenu
property is not recommended
Setting or getting UIContextMenu
property is not recommended. Instead, use the ContextMenu
property, which accepts the same type of input and behaves the same way as the UIContextMenu
property.
There are no plans to remove the UIContextMenu
property, but it is no longer listed when you call the set
, get
, or properties
functions on the Scatter
object.
See Also
scatter  scatter3  swarmchart  swarmchart3
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 Access Property Values
 Graphics Object Properties
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