Re: using Legend package

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg65669] Re: [mg65607] using Legend package*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 06:00:40 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Rudy, Legends are very difficult to use and control. Legends are often too large and dominate the graphics at the expense of the actual data. I never use MultipleListPlot directly or Legend. It is far easier to simply draw the elements you want in the graphics.(Map Point or PlotSymbol onto you points to get the points and wrap the points in Line to get the curve.) If there are only a few curves and they are cleanly separated at some point, you can directly label the curves with Text statements. If the curves are not easy to directly label you can construct your own legend by simply drawing short lines labeled with Text statements directly on an unfilled portion of the plot. You can even draw ShadowBox in which to put these elements, although it is better without it. If you are just using Points and Lines you can put all this together with Show[Graphics[ {graphics directives and primitives}], overall plot options..] If you want to also include fitted curves or ErrorBars, then I would use the DrawGraphics package from my web site which will convert all these elements to graphic primitives so you can include them just like the other elements. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: rudy [mailto:rud-x at caramail.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Hello everybody, I'd like to insert legends in my graphics. I'm trying to use Legend package for that, but in the help browser, there are too few indications on the way tu use it efficiently. So I wonder if anybody could help me by giving me a link to a page which explain in detail. Or some detailed examples or anything. Thank you very much for help. Rudy