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bug #53955: In Matlab first argument to axes function can be a container for the axes, e.g. a figure handle

Submitted by:  Richard <crobar>
Submitted on:  Mon 21 May 2018 12:24:29 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Richard Crozier Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Fri 16 Nov 2018 05:57:58 AM UTC, comment #2:

I added this feature to Octave in this cset https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/9a58d7e0554e. Marking as fixed and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 23 May 2018 07:02:25 PM UTC, comment #1:

I wonder how new this feature is?

In any case, the axes function is implemented in the m-file scripts/plot/util/axes.m. It shouldn't be that difficult to modify the input checking to handle this case if you are interested in giving it a go.

There is also the easy work around of supplying the "parent" property. This code will work in both Octave and Matlab

I'm lowering the priority since there is a simple workaround.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 21 May 2018 12:24:29 PM UTC, original submission:

In Matlab first argument to axes function can be a container for the axes, e.g. a figure handle, so that the axes is created in that figure (rather than the current figure).

In octave this syntax result in an error. Example:

in Matlab r2018a:

in Octave:

Richard <crobar>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-11-16 rik5 StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-05-23 rik5 CategoryNone => Octave Function
        Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
        StatusNone => Confirmed
        Release4.4.0 => dev

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