# How do I create a multiline plot using values from a table?

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Aryan Cross on 12 Nov 2020
Commented: Nora Khaled on 13 Nov 2020
For example, I have a table:
User Date1 Date2 ....(I have 500+ dates)
{'A'} 1 6 ...
{'B'} 2 8 ...
{'C'} 3 9 ...
{'D'} 4 11 ...
The dates would be located in the x-axis and the values would be in the y-axis. Each user would be a separate line on that graph. I was thinking of converting it to an array and then attempting to plot that but that method does not seem to be working since I have different types of data in this table. What would be the most efficient way of doing this?
Subhadeep Koley on 12 Nov 2020
Aryan Cross what all "different types of data" your table has?
In order to plot a particular value (for a certain user and date), the value needs to be numeric. And if values are numeric then converting them to array before plotting seems an efficient way.
Aryan Cross on 12 Nov 2020
I have cells in my first column but the rest is double.

Nora Khaled on 12 Nov 2020
If I understand the problem correctly this might help
% creating tabel exampel
col1 = {'A';'B';'C';'D';'E'};
col2 = [1:1:5]';
col3 = randi(5,5,1);
col4 = randi(5,5,1);
col5 = randi(5,5,1);
col6 = randi(5,5,1);
my_table = table(col1,col2,col3,col4,col5,col6);
%plot data for each user
[r,c]=size(my_table);
for i=2:1:r
plot(my_table{i,2:end});
hold on;
end
legend(my_table{:,1});
Aryan Cross on 12 Nov 2020
In the example, the x-axis goes from col2 to col6 and restarts from col2 again. I would like it to go from col2 all the way to colx without repeating
Nora Khaled on 13 Nov 2020
Ok... try this:
set(gca,'XTick',1:length(my_table.Properties.VariableNames(2:end)),'XTickLabel',my_table.Properties.VariableNames(2:end), 'XTickLabelRotation',45)
Also, change the loop vaiable to start from 1 :
for i=1:1:r
plot(my_table{i,2:end});
hold on;
end

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