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Problem with plotting two x-Axes and y-Axes

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Behzad Navidi
Behzad Navidi on 29 Apr 2020
Commented: Adam Danz on 29 Apr 2020
Dear all,
Here is my plot:
I want to convert it to something like this picture below that I found on google:
Here is my code: I want to plot, plot() and area() as regular and plot bar() like the picture above (inverse)
h = plot(t);
set(h,'linewidth',1);
set(gca,'xtick',1:12,...
'xticklabel',{'Jan','Feb','Mar','Apr','May','Jun','Jul','Aug','Sep','Oct','Nov','Dec'});
newcolors = ['#77AC30'; '#0072BD';'#D95319';'#7E2F8E';'#EDB120';'#4DBEEE';'#A2142F'];
colororder(newcolors);
set(0,'DefaultLegendAutoUpdate','off');
box on
grid on
xlim([1 12]);
ylim([0 70]);
xticks(1:12);
hold on
hh = area(Obs,'LineStyle','none');
hh.FaceAlpha = 0.4;
hh.FaceColor = [0 0 0];
set(gca, 'YGrid', 'off', 'XGrid', 'off')
%VVVVV % HERE is second plot % VVVV
hold on % plot bar chart
cc = bar(t);
I tried:
ax1_pos = ax1.Position; % position of first axes
ax2 = axes('Position',ax1_pos,...
'XAxisLocation','top',...
'YAxisLocation','right',...
'Color','none');
But it isn't accomplished well.
Thank you all.

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Tommy
Tommy on 29 Apr 2020
Rather than setting 'XAxisLocation' to 'top', what happens if you set 'YDir' to 'reverse'?
Behzad Navidi
Behzad Navidi on 29 Apr 2020
Dear Tommy,
When I used:
hold on
ax1 = gca; % current axes
ax1_pos = ax1.Position; % position of first axes
ax2 = axes('Position',ax1_pos,'YDir','reverse','YAxisLocation','right',...
'Color','none');
cc = bar(t);
Here is the reults:

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 29 Apr 2020
Use yyaxis to plot the plot() and area() on the left axis and the bar() on the right axis. Then flip the direction of the right axis as Tommy recommended. It will look something like this.
yyaxis left
hold on
plot(. . .)
area(. . .)
yyaxis right
hold on
bar(. . .);
set(gca, 'YDir', 'reverse')
If you need any help implementing that, show me what you've got and I can help straighten it out.

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