shadedErrorBar is a MATLAB function that creates a continuous shaded error region around a line rather than discrete bars.
The error region can either be specified explicitly or calculated on the fly based upon function handles.
The appearance of the plot can be modified via input argumets and/or the handles of the returned plot objects.
You will need OpenGL to get transparency to work.

# Examples

### Basic example with overlaid points

% Prepare data
y=randn(30,80)*5;
x=(1:size(y,2))-40;
yP = sin( linspace(-2*pi,2*pi,length(x)) )*20;
y = bsxfun(@plus,y,yP)+60;

% Make the plot
clf

% Overlay the raw data
hold on
plot(x,y,'.','color',[0.5,0.5,0.95])

grid on

### Overlaying multiple lines

% Prepare data for first line
y=ones(30,1)*x;
y=y+0.06*y.^2+randn(size(y))*10;

clf

% Overlay second line
hold on

%Overlay third line
y=randn(30,80)*5;
x=(1:size(y,2))-40;
yP = sin( linspace(-2*pi,2*pi,length(x)) )*20;
y = bsxfun(@plus,y,yP)+60;

% Make this line non-transparent

grid on

### Modifying plot properties post-hoc

% Prepare data
y=randn(30,80)*5;
x=(1:size(y,2));
yP = sin( linspace(-2*pi,2*pi,length(x)) )*20;
y = bsxfun(@plus,y,yP);

% Plot
clf
s = shadedErrorBar(x, y, {@mean,@std}, 'lineprops', '-r');

% Set face and edge properties
set(s.edge,'LineWidth',2,'LineStyle',':')
s.mainLine.LineWidth = 5;
s.patch.FaceColor = [0.5,0.25,0.25];

% Overlay data points post-hoc
hold on
plot(s.mainLine.XData, s.mainLine.YData,'or','MarkerFaceColor','w')

grid on

set(gca,'XTickLabel',[],'YTickLabel',[])

# Change Log

8th Novemeber 2019

• Merge Octave support from JarlPed

24th November 2017

• Add patchSaturation as an optional argument.

6th August 2017

• Parameter/value pairs for input arguments greater than 3.
• Transparency on by default.
• No longer changes the renderer.

# Contributing

If you wish to contribute please fork the repo, check out the dev branch and make your changes there, then file a pull request describing what you did.