Data Visualization with MATLAB – Projects and Examples

Learn how to Visualize Data with MATLAB in 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D and create animated plots with tens of projects and examples!

Why Visualize Data?

What you’ll learn

  • Create 2D plots with MATLAB.
  • Create 3D plots with MATLAB.
  • Create Volumetric plots with MATLAB.
  • Express yourself by MATLAB plots.
  • Export figures from MATLAB for use in documents.
  • Have basic understanding of Quality Code in MATLAB.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 3 lectures • 29min.
  • 2D Plots and Basic Properties –> 21 lectures • 1hr 17min.
  • 3D Plots, Quality Code and Animation –> 9 lectures • 51min.
  • 4D & 5D Plots –> 8 lectures • 31min.
  • Exporting –> 2 lectures • 12min.
  • Hierarchy of MATLAB Graphical Objects and 2D Template –> 4 lectures • 19min.
  • Designing Interactive Plots –> 4 lectures • 31min.
  • Visualizing up to 3D Matrices in a Plot –> 5 lectures • 39min.
  • Bonus Section –> 4 lectures • 5min.

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  • Have MATLAB.
  • Have basic coding skills, preferably with MATLAB.
  • Have something to express by MATLAB.

Why Visualize Data?

As the volume and complexity of data and results continues to grow with the increasing complexity of data sources and algorithms, the need for intuitive representations of that data and results becomes increasingly critical.

We want to create the representations in such a way that the human mind can, after all, better understanding our universe and the processes taking place within – representation of a real-world object, an abstract mathematical expression, specific values of some measurable quantities, etc. Since 80 percent of the sensory information the brain receives comes from our eyes, the visual presentation of data is the natural choice.

The graphical representation of the results is often not only the most effective means of conveying the points of the study or work which has provided the data, but is in most cases an expectation of the audience of the work. It helps you to identify and emphasize areas of interest in data behavior, to express your thoughts, observations, and conclusions to others in a quick and intuitive way.


1. Ease of Use

MATLAB is an interpreted language. Programs may be easily written and modified with the built-in integrated development environment and debugger.

2. Platform Independence

MATLAB is supported on many different computer systems, providing a large measure of platform independence. The language is supported on Windows, Linux, Unix, Macintosh. Programs written on any platform will run on all of the other platforms.

4. Device-Independent Plotting

MATLAB, unlike other computer languages, has many integral plotting and imaging commands. The plots and images can be displayed on any graphical output device supported by the computer on which MATLAB is running. This capability makes MATLAB an outstanding tool for visualizing data.

5. Full set capabilities

MATLAB has all graphics functions necessary to visualize scientific and engineering data. It includes features for representation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional diagrams, three-dimensional volume visualization, animation, tools to create diagrams interactively and the possibility of exporting to the most popular graphic formats. It is possible to customize diagrams adding multi-axes, change the colors of the lines and markers, add annotations, LaTeX expressions, legends and other plotting options.

Why this course?

  • Breaks the complex plot techniques down into simplistic steps.
  • Easy and intuitive approach from professional trainers.
  • Ideal for students, academics, scientists.
  • Suitable for beginner programmers.
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