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Limits on data size for matlab plots?
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August 28, 2016
5:55 am

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Attempted to plot 3 days worth of 5 minute data ( but the matlab visualisation gives the following error:-

ThingSpeak cannot display the amount of data requested. Reduce the size of the output or suppress the output with a semicolon.


I calculated that 5 min data for 3 days should only be 864 points.


What is the limit?  Less than 1000 data points doesn't seem very generous.

August 29, 2016
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There are two topics here: 

1. Number of characters displayed in the "Output" window of a MATLAB Analysis or Visualization App page

2. Number of points to be visualized in a plot

The error message that is generated for your case is due to topic #1 - too many characters are being returned to the "Output" window. 

Since I don't have your code, the general suggestion to resolve this error is to end your MATLAB commands with a semicolon ";". This prevents the LHS arguments from being printed to the "Output" window. 

For example:

- Return characters to Output window

data = thingSpeakRead(12397)

- Do not return characters to Output window

data = thingSpeakRead(12397);


If this doesn't resolve the error, share your code and I might be able to find the cause of the error.


August 29, 2016
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Thanks Adarsh.. adding the trailing semi-colons fixed it.

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