# Plot array of x ,y both in 2 columns, got unexpected multiple line result.

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Tamura Kentai on 19 Jul 2019
Answered: Tamura Kentai on 19 Jul 2019
Hi, :
I beg your pardon, I got some unexpected result of plot number of line. I have uploaded the .mat files which contained the x,y axes data.
The code is as below:
% plot_array_result_in_multiple_line.m
plot(log10(X(:,1)),20*log10(hypot(Y(:,1),Y(:,2))));
title( ['Plot Bode']);
xlabel( 'x=Freq-axis (in 10^n)') , ylabel( 'y=data value-axis (in dB)' );
grid on;
But I get 3 lines on the plot figure, as I expect to be only one. One is possible because of the hypot(), root of square , but there is another one (the lowest one) I thought it's very strange, its y-values seems same as reciprocal of x-values, Can anyone know why does it plot this ? And how to fix it ?
Thank you very much.

Alex Mcaulley on 19 Jul 2019
Just one line is ploted. See this:
% plot_array_result_in_multiple_line.m
h = plot(log10(X(:,1)),20*log10(hypot(Y(:,1),Y(:,2))));
title( ['Plot Bode']);
xlabel( 'x=Freq-axis (in 10^n)') , ylabel( 'y=data value-axis (in dB)' );
grid on;
findobj(h)
ans =
Line with properties:
Color: [0 0.4470 0.7410]
LineStyle: '-'
LineWidth: 0.5000
Marker: 'none'
MarkerSize: 6
MarkerFaceColor: 'none'
XData: [1×3505 double]
YData: [1×3505 double]
ZData: [1×0 double]
Show all properties
The problem is that you have repeated X(1) values (i.e. X(371) == X(1773)), but the corresponding Y are different. For that reason you get "unexpected results".
Tamura Kentai on 19 Jul 2019
Hi, Alex:
The returned value is as below, all is numbers.
Thank you.
>> findobj(gcf)
ans =
1.0000
175.0510
176.0481
>> findall(gcf)
ans =
1.0000
175.0510
146.0461
134.0461
133.0461
82.0461
66.0461
59.0461
39.0461
20.0461
2.0468
179.0450
178.0461
177.0461
176.0481
174.0466
173.0461
172.0461
171.0461
170.0461
167.0461
166.0461
165.0461
151.0461
150.0461
149.0461
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106.0461
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92.0461
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21.0461
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13.0461
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6.0461
5.0461
4.0461
3.0461
169.0461
168.0461
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162.0461
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108.0461
107.0461
100.0461
99.0461
98.0461
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96.0461
95.0461
94.0461
93.0461
26.0461
25.0461
24.0461
23.0461
22.0461
14.0461
125.0461
124.0461

Tamura Kentai on 19 Jul 2019
Hi, :
I guess , get(h) will help to show more...under the 'figure 1' still opened.
>> get(h)
DisplayName: ''
Annotation: [1x1 hg.Annotation]
Color: [0 0 1]
LineStyle: '-'
LineWidth: 0.5000
Marker: 'none'
MarkerSize: 6
MarkerEdgeColor: 'auto'
MarkerFaceColor: 'none'
XData: [1x701 double]
YData: [1x701 double]
ZData: [1x0 double]
BeingDeleted: 'off'
ButtonDownFcn: []
Children: [0x1 double]
Clipping: 'on'
CreateFcn: []
DeleteFcn: []
BusyAction: 'queue'
HandleVisibility: 'on'
HitTest: 'on'
Interruptible: 'on'
Selected: 'off'
SelectionHighlight: 'on'
Tag: ''
Type: 'line'
UserData: []
Visible: 'on'
Parent: 173.0046
XDataMode: 'manual'
XDataSource: ''
YDataSource: ''
ZDataSource: ''

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