# Matlab Scripting Axes Properties

Matlab figure properties which can be set through the properties editor can also be set by scripts. My main stumbling block was not realising that gca is a builtin function which returns the current axes. A list of all properties.

Below is a example matlab script which plots a graph then adds minor ticks to the X-axis:

```
a = 1:100 ;
b = 101:200 ;
figure
plot(a, b)
% gca : get current axes
set(gca, 'XMinorTick','on')
```

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