## XLIM Adjust X Axis limits of plot

Section: Handle-Based Graphics

### Usage

There are several ways to use `xlim` to adjust the X axis limits of a plot. The various syntaxes are
```   xlim
xlim([lo,hi])
xlim('auto')
xlim('manual')
xlim('mode')
xlim(handle,...)
```

The first form (without arguments), returns a 2-vector containing the current limits. The second form sets the limits on the plot to `[lo,hi]`. The third and fourth form set the mode for the limit to `auto` and `manual` respectively. In `auto` mode, FreeMat chooses the range for the axis automatically. The `xlim('mode')` form returns the current mode for the axis (either `'auto'` or `'manual'`). Finally, you can specify the handle of an axis to manipulate instead of using the current one.

### Example

```--> x = linspace(-1,1);
--> y = sin(2*pi*x);
--> plot(x,y,'r-');
--> xlim  % what are the current limits?

ans =
-1  1
```

which results in

Next, we zoom in on the plot using the `xlim` function

```--> plot(x,y,'r-')
--> xlim([-0.2,0.2])
```

which results in