rectangles

Draw multiple rectangles fast.

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Updated 22 Sep 2016

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Have you ever needed to draw a bunch of rectangles on a figure? Did your code look like this:
for i=1:numberOfRectangles
rectangle('Position',blah blah blah...);
end
This code can become quite slow when the number of rectangles increases significantly. I wrote the RECTANGLES function to solve this problem by plotting multiple rectangles as a single patch.
The only required input is an Mx4 array of rectangle vectors [x,y,w,h] corresponding to M rectangles.
>> rectangles(pos);
See the function header for additional details and a list of optional parameters. Run the demo script if you want to view sample results fast without writing any code yourself.

Cite As

Matthew Eicholtz (2023). rectangles (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/59243-rectangles), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2016a
Compatible with any release
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Version Published Release Notes
1.1.0.0

Added str2rgb as helper function.

1.0.0.0

Updated summary.
Updated thumbnail.