# How to make an inset of matlab figure inside the figure.

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Hari on 30 Jan 2013
Commented: Adeel Yousuf on 2 May 2020
In matlab help menu there is an example for making insets for world-map. But I want the inset for a simple graph obtained by solving some differential equations. When I used the same codes in my case, it does not work. I don't know from where to start. Can you provide me the whole program for a simple example.
Jan on 30 Jan 2013
Please specify more exactly what you want. It does not help that we, that there is any example in any help text. I'm not sure what "insets" are also. Therefore neither providing a complete solution nor an example is possible.

Kye Taylor on 30 Jan 2013
Edited: Image Analyst on 24 Dec 2018
Maybe try something like
x1 = linspace(0,1);
x2 = linspace(3/4,1);
y1 = sin(2*pi*x1);
y2 = sin(2*pi*x2);
figure(1)
% plot on large axes
plot(x1,y1)
% create smaller axes in top right, and plot on it
axes('Position',[.7 .7 .2 .2])
box on
plot(x2,y2) Hamid Radmard Rahmani on 24 Dec 2018
Hi,
how to switch between small and large figures?
Adeel Yousuf on 2 May 2020
I think it's mainly bcz "hold off" is not written in the code so it plots in the already opened figure. Try including hold(ax1,'off') & hold(ax2,'off') at the end of code.

prateek raj gautam on 7 Jun 2019
% Step 1. assign value to plotvariable=?
% Step 2. change range=?
%% plot on plot
clc
clear all
close all
x=1:.1:100
y=x.^-2+sin(x)
%% assign yor variable here
plotvariable=y% i am using y as my plot variable
plot(plotvariable)
grid on
%% location of subpart on figure
xstart=.6
xend=.8
ystart=.6
yend=.8
axes('position',[xstart ystart xend-xstart yend-ystart ])
box on
%% define range of subpart
range=90:110% here i am using range from 90 to 110
plot(range,plotvariable(1,range))% here i am plotting sub part of same figure. you plot another figure
grid on 