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Get current axes handle



h = gca returns the handle to the current axes for the current figure. If no axes exists, MATLAB creates one and returns its handle. You can use the statement

if you do not want MATLAB to create an axes if one does not already exist.

The current axes is the target for graphics output when you create axes children. Graphics commands such as plot, text, and surf draw their results in the current axes. Changing the current figure also changes the current axes.

See Also

axes, cla, gcf, findobj

figure CurrentAxes property

Finding and Identifying Graphics Objects for related functions

  gamma, gammainc, gammaln gcbf