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Re: Using colored text in PlotLabel

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  • Subject: [mg120697] Re: Using colored text in PlotLabel
  • From: Robert Rosenbaum <robertr at>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 19:55:53 -0400 (EDT)
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This does the trick:

Plot[x^2, {x, -2, 2},
 PlotLabel -> Style["Hello", Blue] Style["\nHello", Red]]

although I'm sure that there's a better way to combine the two strings.  
For some reason, <> doesn't seem to work on Styled strings.

On Aug 3, 2011, at 6:06 AM, Andrew DeYoung wrote:

> Hi,
> 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:
> ListPlot[
> {{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-
>> {Pink,Red,Green,Darker[Green],Cyan,Blue},ImageSize->imgSize]
> 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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