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Figure legend & Overlapping text pb

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  • Subject: [mg15948] Figure legend & Overlapping text pb
  • From: Dan Truong <dtruong at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 23:34:10 -0500
  • Organization: IRISA, FRANCE
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* For listplots of different colors/styles on 2D or 3D plots,
how can we add a legend stating which curve represents what?

On 3D plots I've thought of adding cuboids, and adding
text near each one. However, this is non-trivial
(positioning, designing...)
Currently I've drawn an extra figure with the legend in the
Z tick marks, but it's not very nice an approach.

* When adding title and axis titles, those often overlap
on tick marks or over each other. Can we prevent that?
This is especially true for PS or GIF files, where the
resolution seems quite low (huge text, and very coarse gridlines
drawing)... I'll put a sample eps file to show what I mean
in my next mail...

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