Sunday, January 20, 2013

If font size in the figures do not change in Matlab..

If you wish to change the font of the text in your Matlab figure globally, then you have to set :

>>set(gca, 'FontSize', xx);

And if you want to change it only for a specific legend or text or axis-handles just add the option 'FontSize',  xx  to your parameters.

But this did not work in my Ubuntu 12.04 system. No matter what changes I made, Matlab displayed a fixed font size.

Thanks to the following forums, I could sort it out:

You need to go to terminal and install following two packages, log in again.
$sudo apt-get install xfonts-75dpi
$sudo apt-get install xfonts-100dpi

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Manage your time at work: timer for Ubuntu

Well, sometime back I was finding it difficult to focus and manage my time. Some times, I would sit at work for long period at a stretch affecting my health, some other time I would not be able to focus for 10 minutes. I searched for a timer that will help me set a fixed duration in which I will be bound to focus. I found a tool in the following link for usage in Ubuntu. I also found many more tools, but I liked this particular one because it is simple and has the visual clock like effect. As the time recedes, I become more alert since I need to finish the task within that period.

I found it very useful in managing my time and focusing as well. Hope it helps you too. :)

Happy working!