MATLAB tip of the day: Toggling scales

The Problem

Some of the figures I create can be presented on either logarithmic or linear scales. After creating a plot, I may want to switch scales, but I don't want to type set(gca, 'XScale', 'log') every time (nor do I want to pull it out of the Command History). I want a faster way to switch between lin and log axes.

My Solution

A shortcut, of course. I love shortcuts. This shortcut determines the current scale used for the selected axis, and switches the scaling to the other choice.

Here's the code:

% Toggle scale of Y axis
scaleType = get(gca, 'YScale');
switch scaleType
    case 'linear'
        set(gca, 'YScale', 'log')
        disp('y scale is now log')
    case 'log'
        set(gca, 'YScale', 'lin')
        disp('y scale is now linear')

I have two such shortcuts, one for X, and one for Y. (Obviously, for X, you swap in 'XScale' for 'YScale'.)