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patch #10408: implement rticklabels and tticklabels for polar plots

Submitter:  Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Submitted:  Fri 03 Nov 2023 06:25:48 PM UTC
Category:  Core : new function Priority:  3 - Low
Status:  Ready For Test Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  nrjank Open/Closed:  Open
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Fri 15 Dec 2023 05:48:19 AM UTC, comment #2: 

corrected and cleaned up docstrings/comments and some code style at

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
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Fri 15 Dec 2023 05:00:52 AM UTC, comment #1: 

after some updates to polar over in bug #64991, created rticklabels and tticklabels functions modeled after the x/y/zticklabels functions. Pushed to default, they should become part of octave 10.

Note that rticklabels depends on some changes made in bug #64991 to how polar populates the rtick property.

marking as ready for test.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
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Fri 03 Nov 2023 06:25:48 PM UTC, original submission:  

as discussed over in bug #51839, and recently brought up again in,  neither octave nor matlab have a function that easily modifies the values of the tick labels for plots created with the polar function.  In matlab, the newer polarplot class produces polar objects that can be edited directly and with the functions rticklabels and tticklabels, which perform similarly to xticklabels.

As the actual procedure for modifying these labels is rather cumbersome, and involves digging into hidden child handles and understanding the arbitrary handle ordering, this patch report is a placeholder for octave implementations of both functions that will work on plots from polar just like the xticklabels functions.  This will be a known expansion of the functions beyond matlab capability, as matlab produces an error if either r- or tticklabels is called on anything other than a polarplot object, but if (when?) octave does rework plot objects to be able to produce a real polarplot object, it should just be a matter of overloading these functions for that new class.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
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