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Re: Adding description to plots

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  • Subject: [mg84078] Re: Adding description to plots
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 06:36:46 -0500 (EST)

On 12/8/07 at 5:47 AM, frank.hechtner at rub.de (Frank Hechtner) wrote:

<snip>

>Now i have the followung problem: i dont know which curve refers to
>which parameter of "s". I only see 6 differently coloured curves.
>Does Mathematica 6.0 provide such a function to add labels to each
>curve in the plot?

There are a number of ways to add labeling to plots in version
6. Here are three:

Plot[Tooltip@{x, x^2, x^3}, {x, -1, 1}]

This displays the label when your mouse is positioned over a curve

<< PlotLegends`;
Plot[{x, x^2, x^3}, {x, -1, 1},
  PlotLegend -> {"x", "\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\"x\", \"2\"]\)",
    "\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\"x\", \"3\"]\)"}]

This gives you a shadow box with the plot labels

GraphicsRow[{Plot[{x, x^2, x^3}, {x, -1, 1}],
   Plot[{1, 2, 3}, {x, 0, 1}, PlotRange -> {{-1, 10}, {-3, 4}},
    Axes -> None,
    Epilog ->
     MapThread[
      Text[#1, {1.2, #2}, {-1, 0}] &, {{"x",
        "\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\"x\", \"2\"]\)",
        "\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\"x\", \"3\"]\)"}, Range@3}]]}]


  This creates labels to the side of the main plot
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