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Re: PlotLegend and ListPlot

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  • Subject: [mg78223] Re: [mg78098] PlotLegend and ListPlot
  • From: Stern <nycstern at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:31:14 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200706231100.HAA10212@smc.vnet.net>

Maybe I'm missing the problem, but why not do it like this?

In[1]:= Needs["PlotLegends`"]

In[2]:= a = ListPlot[Table[{x, Sin[x]}, {x, 1, 5}], Mesh -> All,
   Joined -> True, PlotStyle -> {Red}];  (* example list 1 *)

In[3]:= b = ListPlot[Table[{x, x^Sin[x]}, {x, 1, 5}], Mesh -> All,
   Joined -> True, PlotStyle -> {Blue}]; (* example list 2 *)

In[4]:= l = {{Graphics[{Red, Thick, Line[{{0.05, .7}, {0.25, .7}}]}],
    "Sin[x]"}, {Graphics[{Blue, Thick,
      Line[{{0.05, .7}, {0.25, .7}}]}], "x^Sin[x]"}}; (* example legend *)

In[5]:= ShowLegend[
 Show[a, b, PlotRange -> All], {legndB, LegendPosition -> {.2, .3},
  LegendSize -> {.62, .3}}] (* show them all together *)

Normally, I would do this in a single line rather than five, but I've
broken it apart here for the sake of readability.

Hope that helps.

-stern




On 6/23/07, Gerry Flanagan <flanagan at materials-sciences.com> wrote:
> It appears that PlotLegend doesn't work with ListPlot. MultipleListPlot
> is now obsolete, so how do I put legends on list plots? Building my own
> equivalent to MultipleListPlot is going to be a pain. Seems like a
> simple thing that Wolfram just missed.
> Gerry Flanagan
>
>


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