Grouping Plot and Fill in Same legend object
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I have two plots of some mean value (hh) and two fill (he) plots of the confidence intervals for the associated mean values. I would like to be able to create only two legend entries instead of four so that the legend object is a combination of the plot and fill objects (Fill overlayed by the plot).
I've tried using hggroup to set parent figure handles to the plot and fill objects but I cannot get the legend to display the way I would like.
h1 = hggroup;
h2 = hggroup;
set(hh1, 'Parent', h1);
set(he3, 'Parent', h1);
set(hh2, 'Parent', h2);
set(he4, 'Parent', h2);
Is there a way to have overlayed legend entries for two different figure objects?
Jonathan Epperl on 10 Apr 2013
Okay, I hope, this helps you:
% -- generate some dummy data
t = linspace(0,1);
s1 = sin(5*t);
s2 = 3-cos(5*t);
s3 = s1.*s2;
Fx = [t fliplr(t)];
Fy1 = [s1+1 fliplr(s1)-1];
Fy2 = [s2+.5 fliplr(s2)-.1];
Fy3 = [s3+.1 fliplr(s3)-.5];
% -- draw your data, save all handles
hf = fill(Fx,Fy1,'g',Fx,Fy2,'y',Fx,Fy3,'m');
hl = plot(t,s1,'r',t,s2,'b',t,s3,'c');
hleg = legend(hf,'Sin','Cos','Sin*Cos');
% The children of the legend axes are the little graphics, and the labels
hc = flipud(get(hleg,'Children'));
% For some reason, Matlab lists the legend entries in reverse order in the
% handle of the Children.
% Now we draw a line of the appropriate color over every patch in the
xp = get(hc(ii*2),'XData');
yp = get(hc(ii*2),'YData');
line(xp(2:3)+[-1 ;1]*(xp(3)-xp(2))/50,... the line will be a little longer than the box
[1 1]*(yp(2)+yp(1))/2,... and sit right in the center vertically
'Color',get(hl(ii),'Color'),... have the color of the corresponding line
'Parent',hleg,... and be drawn into the legend axes
Report back here if you need any help or explanation!