# ezsurf

(Not recommended) Easy-to-use 3-D colored surface plotter

`ezsurf` is not recommended. Use `fsurf` instead. For more information, see Compatibility Considerations.

## Syntax

``ezsurf(f)``
``ezsurf(f,xyinterval)``
``ezsurf(funx,funy,funz)``
``ezsurf(funx,funy,funz,uvinterval)``
``ezsurf(___,n)``
``ezsurf(___,'circ')``
``ezsurf(ax,___)``
``s = ezsurf(___)``

## Description

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````ezsurf(f)` creates a surface plot of the function `f(x,y)` using the `surf` function. The function plots `f` over the default interval `[-2π 2π]` for `x` and `y`.`ezsurf` automatically adds a title and axis labels to the plot.```
````ezsurf(f,xyinterval)` plots over the specified interval.```
````ezsurf(funx,funy,funz)` plots the parametric surface `funx(u,v)`, `funy(u,v)`, and `funz(u,v)` over the default interval `[-2π 2π]` for `u` and `v`.```
````ezsurf(funx,funy,funz,uvinterval)` plots the parametric surface using the specified interval.```
````ezsurf(___,n)` plots using an `n`-by-`n` grid. Use this option after any of the input argument combinations in the previous syntaxes.```
````ezsurf(___,'circ')` plots over a disk centered on the interval.```
````ezsurf(ax,___)` plots into the axes specified by `ax` instead of the current axes. Specify the axes before any of the input argument combinations in any of the previous syntaxes.```
````s = ezsurf(___)` returns the chart surface object. Use `s` to modify the surface after it is created. For a list of properties, see Surface Properties.```

## Examples

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Plot the function $\mathit{f}\left(\mathit{x},\mathit{y}\right)=\mathrm{real}\left(\mathrm{atan}\left(\mathit{x}+\mathit{iy}\right)\right)$ over the domain $-2\pi and $-2\pi . The `ezsurf` function does not plot points where the mathematical function is not defined. These points are set to `NaN` so that they do not plot.

```figure ezsurf('real(atan(x+i*y))')``` Use `surf` to plot the same data without filtering discontinuities.

```figure [x,y] = meshgrid(linspace(-2*pi,2*pi,60)); z = real(atan(x+1i.*y)); surf(x,y,z)``` ## Input Arguments

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3-D function to plot, specified as a character vector, string scalar, or function handle to a named or anonymous function.

Specify a function of the form `z = f(x,y)`. The function must accept two matrix input arguments and return a matrix output argument of the same size.

When specifying the function as a character vector or string scalar, array multiplication, division, and exponentiation are always implied. For example, `x^2` is interpreted as `x.^2`.

Example: `'sqrt(x^2 + y^2)'`

When specifying the function as a function handle, use array operators instead of matrix operators for the best performance. For example, use `.*` (`times`) instead of * (`mtimes`).

Example: `@(x,y) sin(x).*cos(y)`

Plotting interval for `x` and `y`, specified in one of these forms:

• Vector of form `[min max]` — Use the interval `[min max]` for both `x` and `y`.

• Vector of form `[xmin xmax ymin ymax]` — Use the interval `[xmin xmax]` for `x` and `[ymin ymax]` for `y`.

Parametric function for x coordinates, specified as a character vector, string scalar, or function handle to a named or anonymous function.

Specify a function of the form `x = funx(u,v)`. The function must accept two matrix input arguments and return a matrix output argument of the same size.

When specifying the function as a character vector or string scalar, array multiplication, division, and exponentiation are always implied. For example, `x^2` is interpreted as `x.^2`.

Example: `'u*sin(v)'`

When specifying the function as a function handle, use array operators instead of matrix operators for the best performance. For example, use `.*` (`times`) instead of * (`mtimes`).

Example: `@(u,v) u.*sin(v)`

Parametric function for y coordinates, specified as a character vector, string scalar, or function handle to a named or anonymous function.

Specify a function of the form `y = funy(u,v)`. The function must accept two matrix input arguments and return a matrix output argument of the same size.

When specifying the function as a character vector or string scalar, array multiplication, division, and exponentiation are always implied. For example, `x^2` is interpreted as `x.^2`.

Example: `'-u*cos(v)'`

When specifying the function as a function handle, use array operators instead of matrix operators for the best performance. For example, use `.*` (`times`) instead of * (`mtimes`).

Example: `@(u,v) -u.*cos(v)`

Parametric function for z coordinates, specified as a character vector, string scalar, or function handle to a named or anonymous function.

Specify a function of the form `z = funz(u,v)`. The function must accept two matrix input arguments and return a matrix output argument of the same size.

When specifying the function as a character vector or string scalar, array multiplication, division, and exponentiation are always implied. For example, `x^2` is interpreted as `x.^2`.

Example: `'-u*cos(v)'`

When specifying the function as a function handle, use array operators instead of matrix operators for the best performance. For example, use `.*` (`times`) instead of * (`mtimes`).

Example: `@(u,v) v`

Plotting interval for `u` and `v`, specified in one of these forms:

• Vector of form `[min max]` — Use the interval `[min max]` for both `u` and `v`.

• Vector of form `[umin umax vmin vmax]` — Use the interval `[umin umax]` for `u` and `[vmin vmax]` for `v`.

Size of the grid, specified as a positive integer. The grid has dimensions `n`-by-`n`.

Axes object. If you do not specify an axes object, then `ezsurf` uses the current axes.

## Version History

Introduced before R2006a

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Not recommended starting in R2016a