# XTickLabelRotation for plotyy in MATLAB 2014bis not working.

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pr on 23 Feb 2015
Edited: pr on 23 Feb 2015
I need to plot data with two y-axis with common x-axis [date and time]. And later i would like to rotate the 'XTickLabel' by 60 degrees. Code:
x= [now-.5 now-.3 now];;
y1=[20 35 15];
y2 = [9 10 11];
plotyy(x,y1,x,y2);
datetick('x',31,'keepticks')
h=gca;
h.XTickLabelRotation = 60;
xlabel('Date&Time');
The 'xlabel' and some part of the XTickLabel are hidden. It is working perfectly for 'plot' and if I run the same code for 'plotyy' it is not working. How to solve this issue?
Sean de Wolski on 23 Feb 2015
Another model example of a well written question!
Clear reproduction steps, a description of the problem, etc.

Sean de Wolski on 23 Feb 2015
Edited: Sean de Wolski on 23 Feb 2015
Plotyy creates two axes on top of each other, one of who's xtick labels is off. Since gca is non-deterministic, you're apparently setting the wrong one. Thus set both of them!
x= [now-.5 now-.3 now];
y1=[20 35 15];
y2 = [9 10 11];
ax = plotyy(x,y1,x,y2);
datetick('x',31,'keepticks')
[ax.XTickLabelRotation] = deal(60);
xlabel('Date&Time');
pr on 23 Feb 2015
@ Sean de Wolski: you said that "The tick labels are just too long".I have an another example where x-axis is no more date&time it is a numeric still the same error is reproduced. Look into the attachments. If the rotation is more than 20° it fails.