# How can I make subplots larger?

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Edward on 3 Mar 2014
Edited: Thomas on 3 Mar 2014
Is there a way I can increase the vertical size of 4 subplots that are in a column? If I have 1 X variable and 4 Y:
x=1:10;
y1=x.^0.5;
y2=x;
y3=x.^2;
y4=x.^3;
subplot(4,1,1);
plot(x,y1);
subplot(4,1,2);
plot(x,y2);
etc
What can I do to make these plots just as spaced out but larger vertically?
dpb on 3 Mar 2014
Wouldn't that be the same (or nearly so) as
subplot(2,1,1)
etc., ...?
You can always play with the 'position' property of the axis to adjust as you wish. I've done things like create a 3x3 grid then delete four to leave five with the one centered in the middle to save a little in creating the ones where wanted. Perhaps if you consider the end effect you're looking for something along that line would be more direct...

Thomas on 3 Mar 2014
Edited: Thomas on 3 Mar 2014
Do you just want to make the figure taller?
x=1:10;
y1=x.^0.5;
y2=x;
y3=x.^2;
y4=x.^3;
figure1=figure('Position', [100, 100, 1024, 1200]);
subplot(4,1,1);
plot(x,y1);
subplot(4,1,2);
plot(x,y2);
subplot(4,1,3);
plot(x,y3);
subplot(4,1,4);
plot(x,y4);

Srinivas on 3 Mar 2014
x=1:10;
y1=x.^0.5;
y2=x;
y3=x.^2;
y4=x.^3;
sp_hand1 = subplot(4,1,1);
plot(x,y1);
sp_hand2 = subplot(4,1,2);
plot(x,y2);
pos1 = get(sp_hand1, 'Position') % gives the position of current sub-plot
new_pos1 = pos1 +[0 0 0 0.05]
set(sp_hand1, 'Position',new_pos1 ) % set new position of current sub - plot
you can space them like this, check documentation on
get, set

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