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Using colored text in PlotLabel

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  • Subject: [mg120669] Using colored text in PlotLabel
  • From: Andrew DeYoung <adeyoung at>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 07:06:18 -0400 (EDT)
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I often use Mathematica 7 to display data, using ListPlot.  Since I
end up creating plots containing lots of colored lines, it would be
helpful if I could color the text that I display above my plots using
PlotLabel.  Do you know if there is a way to do this without having to
resort to the Plot Legends Package, which I sometimes find somewhat
cumbersome to use (because I often end up having to spend a lot of
time positioning the legend so that it does not cover my plot lines)?

If you have time, I have plotted an example plot of mine here:

In that plot, I have created the title using PlotLabel.  Specifically,
I used the following Mathematica commands:

{{energies1eq[[1]], fp*energies1eq[[7]]}\[Transpose], {20 +
energies1md[[1]], fp*energies1md[[7]]}\[Transpose],
{energies2eq[[1]], fp*energies2eq[[7]]}\[Transpose], {20 +
energies2md[[1]], fp*energies2md[[7]]}\[Transpose],
{energies3eq[[1]], fp*energies3eq[[7]]}\[Transpose], {20 +
energies3md[[1]], fp*energies3md[[7]]}\[Transpose]},
PlotRange->All,Joined->True,AxesLabel->{"t (ps)","(kcal/
mol)"},PlotLabel->"Total Energy\nRed: Velocity-Verlet\nGreen: Leapfrog
\nBlue: Accurate Velocity-Verlet\n",PlotStyle-

Do you know how to make my title that says, for example, "Red: ",
actually red?

Thank you very much for your time!

Andrew DeYoung
Carnegie Mellon University

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