figure size

another newbie question. BTW I am learning where to find

    > documentation. Most of this stuff isn't in the
    > documentation per se, but in the class library, but please
    > bare with me.

One place to look is http://matplotlib.sf.net/matlab_interface.html
and the help for the plotting commands listed there. If this case,
you want to see the help for the figure command:

    figure(num = 1, figsize=(8, 6), dpi=80, facecolor='w', edgecolor='k')

    Create a new figure and return a handle to it

    If figure(num) already exists, make it active and return the
    handle to it.

      figure(1)

    figsize - width in height x inches; defaults to rc figure.figsize
    dpi - resolution; defaults to rc figure.dpi
    facecolor - the background color; defaults to rc figure.facecolor
    edgecolor - the border color; defaults to rc figure.edgecolor

One day, hopefully in the not too distant future, I'll have a user's
guide.

JDH

···

I am aving big troubles setting figure sizes.

    > In a plot command. I have tried plot(...,figsize=(6,8)) and
    > plot(...,figsize_inches=(6,8) set(gcf(),'figsize',(6,8))
    > set(gcf(),'figsize_inches',(6,8))

    > none work for me. OK I'm stumped, what's the right way.

    > thanks, Danny

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