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Plot Nichols frequency responses and return plot handle


h = nicholsplot(sys)
nicholsplot(..., plotoptions)


h = nicholsplot(sys) draws the Nichols plot of the dynamic system sys. It also returns the plot handle h. You can use this handle to customize the plot with the getoptions and setoptions commands. Type

help nicholsoptions 

for a list of available plot options.

The frequency range and number of points are chosen automatically. See bode for details on the notion of frequency in discrete time.

nicholsplot(sys,{wmin,wmax}) draws the Nichols plot for frequencies between wmin and wmax (in rad/TimeUnit, where TimeUnit is the time units of the input dynamic system, specified in the TimeUnit property of sys).

nicholsplot(sys,w) uses the user-supplied vector w of frequencies, in rad/TimeUnit, at which the Nichols response is to be evaluated. See logspace to generate logarithmically spaced frequency vectors.

nicholsplot(sys1,sys2,...,w) draws the Nichols plots of multiple models sys1,sys2,... on a single plot. The frequency vector w is optional. You can also specify a color, line style, and marker for each system, as in


nicholsplot(AX,...) plots into the axes with handle AX.

nicholsplot(..., plotoptions) plots the Nichols plot with the options specified in plotoptions. Type

help nicholsoptions 

for more details.


Generate Nichols plot and use plot handle to change frequency units to Hz

sys = rss(5);
h = nicholsplot(sys);
% Change units to Hz 


You can change the properties of your plot, for example the units. For information on the ways to change properties of your plots, see Ways to Customize Plots.

Introduced before R2006a