[texhax] How to create legend in Latex

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Nov 1 19:39:06 CET 2010

On 1 November 2010 Mostafa ali wrote:

 > Hi
 > I have some figures which were generated in Matlab and it has
 > six diffrent curves. I want to create legends in Latex. I can do
 > that in MatLab, but then the legends become so big that it covers
 > the whole graph. So I am wondering, if there is any way to create
 > legends in latex and put it under the figure.  Any help would be
 > appreciable.

the easiest way to plot curves is to use the pgfplots package.  You
can instruct Matlab to write the data to an ASCII file.  pgfplots can
read such files.  

You can tell pgfplots where to put the legend, and much more.
Please look at the pgfplots manual for examples.


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