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Re: Rotated text labels

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  • Subject: [mg106494] Re: Rotated text labels
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.com>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:50:26 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hik92j$6ou$1@smc.vnet.net>


Hi,

if you rotate the text it is interpreted as graphics and displayed 

correspondingly. Therefore, use the direction argument of "Text":



Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10},

  Epilog ->

   Text[Style[" Text ", Medium, FontFamily -> "Helvetica"], {1,

     0.5}, {0, 0}, {1, 2}]]



Daniel



koringkriek wrote:

> Hi,

> I want to add text labels on my plots and some of them need to be

> rotated. Usually I do it this way, eg.

> 

> Show[

> Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,10}],

> Graphics[Rotate[Text[Style[" Text ",Medium,FontFamily->"Helvetica" ],

> {1,0.5}],Pi/4]]

> ]

> 

> But as you can see, the label is distorted. This is not the case if

> the aspect ratio of the plot is set to automatic:

> 

> Show[

> Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,10}, AspectRatio->Automatic],

> Graphics[Rotate[Text[Style[" Text ",Medium,FontFamily->"Helvetica" ],

> {1,0.5}],Pi/4]]

> ]

> 

> But it is very rare that I can (want to) set the AspectRatio option to

> Automatic in my plots.

> 

> Is there any way to get the rotated text labels that are not

> distorted?

> 

> Cheers

> Anna

> 




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