How to change x-axis ticks labels in stackedplot?

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h = stackedplot(rand(6,3));
I want to set x-axis ticks according to my own defined set i.e., instead of 1:6, I want to replace x-axisticks [1, 2,3 ,4,5,6] to ['A', 'S','T', 'AAA', 'BBB', 'ZZZ'] , by rotating it to 90 degree that is vertically insted of horizontally?

Accepted Answer

Voss on 10 Apr 2022
There does not seem to be an easy way to set the XTick or XTickLabel of a StackedLineChart object (such as what's created by stackedplot):
data = rand(6,3);
h = stackedplot(1:6,data);
% try a couple of things, neither of which work
set(h,'XTick',1:6,'XTickLabel',{'A' 'S' 'T' 'AAA' 'BBB' 'ZZZ'})
catch ME
disp(['Cannot use set(_,''XTick''): ' ME.message]);
catch ME
disp(['Cannot use xticks(_): ' ME.message]);
Cannot use set(_,'XTick'): Unrecognized property XTick for class StackedLineChart.
Cannot use xticks(_): Using xticks with stackedplot is not supported.
However, you can do it if you use tiledlayout (or subplot):
for i = [1 2 3]
ax = nexttile;
box off
if i < 3
ylabel(ax,sprintf('Column %d',i), ...
'Rotation',0, ...
% now ax is the bottom axes
set(ax, ...
'XTick',1:6, ...
'XTickLabel',{'A','S','T','AAA','BBB','ZZZ'}, ...

More Answers (2)

Simon Allosserie
Simon Allosserie on 6 Apr 2022
Edited: Simon Allosserie on 6 Apr 2022
Use xtick and xticklabels to change to the A, S, T, ... labels
I don't understand what you further mean with the rotating 90° though.
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ikushou on 3 Nov 2022
No you can not use it when you use stackedplot.
that's really annoying

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Paul Carchipulla-Morales
Paul Carchipulla-Morales on 8 Feb 2023
There is a quicker method that worked for me using NodeChildren in MATLAB2021b.
h = stackedplot(rand(6,3));
ax = findobj(h.NodeChildren, 'Type','Axes');
set(ax,'XTick',[1:6],'XTickLabel',{'A', 'S','T', 'AAA', 'BBB', 'ZZZ'})

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