# plotting two figures side by side

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Tri on 10 Jul 2014
Answered: Nate Roberts on 18 May 2018
how do I plot two figures side by side?

Laurent on 10 Jul 2014
Edited: Laurent on 10 Jul 2014
You can use subplot. First create a figure
figure;
and then
subplot(1,2,1)
subplot(1,2,2)
CaptCook on 23 Dec 2015
Doesn't this create two "plots" side by side in the same "figure"? The question, which I am also asking, is whether there is any easy way to get 2 figures side by side? By default they seem to stack on top of each other.
Lydia Keppler on 17 Oct 2016
You can set the position of your figure with the following command: figure; set(gcf,'position',[20 50 1250 600])
Depending on the size of your screen, you might have to adjust the numbers, which indicate the position of the bottom and the left and the width and height of the figure. You can then set it so that the figures will be plotted next to each other.
Makes sense?

Nate Roberts on 18 May 2018
You can use the 'Position' information from gcf.
Here is an example:
close all
x = 0:0.01:60*pi;
figure(1);
plot(x,sin(x),'b'); xlim([0,2*pi]);
pos1 = get(gcf,'Position'); % get position of Figure(1)
set(gcf,'Position', pos1 - [pos1(3)/2,0,0,0]) % Shift position of Figure(1)
figure(2);
plot(x,cos(x),'r'); xlim([10*pi,60*pi]);
set(gcf,'Position', get(gcf,'Position') + [0,0,150,0]); % When Figure(2) is not the same size as Figure(1)
pos2 = get(gcf,'Position'); % get position of Figure(2)
set(gcf,'Position', pos2 + [pos1(3)/2,0,0,0]) % Shift position of Figure(2)
Which results in two figures side by side: