# How do I plot lines with different line widths?

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Leor Greenberger il 22 Set 2011
Risposto: SHAILENDRA PANDEY il 11 Ott 2020
Hi,
I want to do:
plot(x1,y1,x2,y2,'LineWidth',8)
but the linewidth propery ends up applying to both lines. Do I have to use two plot functions with a hold on command to have line1 a different width than line2? Thanks.
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Jagannadh Kumar il 8 Mar 2016
Try writing like this plot(x1,y1,'Linewidth',6,x2,y2,'Linewidth',8)
Ramesh M il 28 Lug 2016
it works thnx

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Fangjun Jiang il 22 Set 2011
Modificato: MathWorks Support Team il 8 Nov 2018
To plot two lines with different line widths, you can use either of these approaches.
1. Return the two “Line” objects as an output argument from the “plot” function and then set the “LineWidth” property for each.
p = plot(x1,y1,x2,y2)
p(1).LineWidth = 5;
p(2).LineWidth = 10;
2. Use the “hold on” command to plot the two lines separately. Specify the line width by setting the “LineWidth” property a name-value pair.
plot(x1,y1,'LineWidth',5)
hold on
plot(x2,y2,'LineWidth',10)
hold off
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Tyler Tomlinson il 2 Dic 2015
Thank you that worked great.
Mike Garrity il 8 Mar 2016
Just FYI, there is an "official" syntax for setting a property to different values on different objects. However, it's really ugly, and doesn't work everywhere. For example, I don't think that the plot function accepts this form.
It looks like this:
h = plot(x1,y1,x2,y2);
set(h,{'LineWidth'},{5;10})
The property name and property value need to each be a cell array, and the shape of the value cell array has to match the shape of the handle cell array.
That said, you're really better off with 2 calls to set in this case.

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Wayne King il 22 Set 2011
Hi: You can use handles.
h = plot(x1,y1,x2,y2);
set(h(1),'linewidth',1);
set(h(2),'linewidth',2);
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Hari Desanur il 15 Nov 2016
Modificato: Hari Desanur il 15 Nov 2016
The line width for a particular line can be set using line object handles. For example -
l = plot(x1,y1,x2,y2);
l(1).LineWidth = 3; % set line width of 3 for the first line (x1,y1)
l(2).LineWidth = 6;
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SHAILENDRA PANDEY il 11 Ott 2020
x = 1:.01:10;
y1 = sin(x);
y2 = cos(x);
p = plot(x,y1,x,y2)
set(p,{'LineWidth'},{5;10})
Line width, specified as a positive value in points, where 1 point = 1/72 of an inch. If the line has markers, then the line width also affects the marker edges.
The line width cannot be thinner than the width of a pixel. If you set the line width to a value that is less than the width of a pixel on your system, the line displays as one pixel wide.
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