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Re: Legend

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  • Subject: [mg7639] Re: [mg7605] Legend
  • From: seanross at
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 03:36:02 -0400 (EDT)
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Henning Eiben wrote:
> On 20 Jun 97 at 9:12, seanross at wrote:
> > > how do I legend the graphic of the plot-function? I want to put a text
> > > at the curve of each function in a plot-function.
> >
> > check out page 540 in the 3.0 mathematica book(2.9, structure of
> > graphics and sound).  You can use a show command to put a graph and
> > Text["my text",{x,y,z}] to put text at any spot you like.  You might
> > also be able to put the Text command in a Prolog for the plot.
> Well, I'm only using mathematica 2.2.3 (forgot to mention this) and I
> didn't want to specify the coordinates myself. I was thinking of a
> way to let mathematica put this text on the funtcion all by itself :)
> --
>      Answers: $1, Short: $5, Correct: $25, dumb looks are still free.
> Henning Eiben
> eiben at

page 470 in the 2.2 notebook has the same information on putting text in
graphics.  Sorry you have to specify coordinates yourself, but there is
always a trade-off between automation and flexibility in computer
languages.  Personally, I want the control myself and as soon as
somebody at wolfram came up with an automatic labeller, I probably
wouldn't like it.

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