Top x axis' labels outside of figure

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carlos g
carlos g on 27 Dec 2020
Answered: Siddhant Desai on 19 May 2022
The label of the top x axis appears outside of the figure, how can this be fixed?
Also, for some reason I don't understand, "hold on + plot()" doesn't work in this case, I would like to be able to plot a vertical line but this doesn't appear on the figure either
figure1=figure(4)
axes1 = axes('Parent',figure1,'YScale','log','XScale','log','Layer','top');
grid(axes1,'on');
hold(axes1,'on');
[C,h]=contourf(peaks,[10],'LineColor','none');
clabel(C,h);
hold on %doesn't work
plot([10 10],[0 10],'--k','LineWidth',2) %doesn't work
axis tight;
axis([1 50 1 50])
xlabel('\lambda_x','Fontsize',20);
ylab=ylabel('y^+','Fontsize',20);
grid off
set(ylab, 'Units', 'Normalized', 'Position', [-0.1, 0.5, 0]);
set(gca,'linewidth',1.5,'FontSize',16)
colormap(flipud(gray(256)));
colorbar;
ax2 = axes('Position',axes1.Position,'YScale','log','XScale','log','XAxisLocation','top','YAxisLocation','right','Color','none','YTick',[]);
xla2=xlabel(ax2,'\lambda_x^+','Fontsize',20);
axis(ax2,[1*100 50*100 1*100 50*100])
set(ax2,'linewidth',1.5,'FontSize',16)
% Top x axis' label appears outside of figure
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carlos g
carlos g on 27 Dec 2020
Hi Mischa Kim, the figure is for a latex document, I guess the first problem can be solved by enlarging the figure by using a command (which I don't know) or making space on the top for the label. I have no idea about the second problem, though (hold on doesn't seem to work).

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Answers (2)

Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 27 Dec 2020
I've seen that before too, like when my title font size is too big. You can reduce the axes size to get it to fit by setting the 'InnerPosition', 'OuterPosition', or 'Position' property.
ax = gca
ax.units = 'normalized';
ax.Position = [0.1, 0.1, 0.7, 0.7]; % Adjust as needed to get the size and location correct.
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 28 Dec 2020
I don't really know. I'm not going to experiment around with it anymore. Can you call tech support? They're open now.

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Siddhant Desai
Siddhant Desai on 19 May 2022
I have faced a similar issue where the colorbar labels end up outside the plot area. I don't know how to automate the resizing so that everything fits and end up having to do it manually which is very cumbersome.

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