How to customise legend?

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Herline van der Spuy
Herline van der Spuy on 26 Jul 2021
This is probably a very stupid question, but how do I fix this?
Like data1 corresponds to the dark blue of -24°C, but I want the diamonds as one colour, aka orange. So my question is,
How do I adjust the legend so that it shows those 10 temperatures, but only one orange diamond?
I have tried this:
legend(temperatures,{'δ data'})
but the array shows complications.
Here is the code, sorry if it's "messy" or confusing.
for i = 1:10
frequency = SE1Ofreq(:,i);
complex = SE1Ocomp(:,i);
hold on
title('Master curve SE-1 Original')
ax = gca;
ax.FontSize = 14;
xlabel('\omega (rad/s)')
ylabel('G* (Pa)')
hold on
yyaxis right
ylabel('δ (°)')
for j = 1:10
frequency1 = SE1Ofreq(:,j);
phase1 = SE1Ophas(:,j);
scatter(frequency1,phase1,50,[0.8500 0.3250 0.0980],'d','filled','MarkerEdgeColor','black')
hold on
grid on
ylim([0 90])
Scott MacKenzie
Scott MacKenzie on 26 Jul 2021
Edited: Scott MacKenzie on 26 Jul 2021
I didn't say explicitly, but I meant "code that can be executed"; i.e., if the data are not embedded in the code, then post the data as well.

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 26 Jul 2021
Edited: Adam Danz on 26 Jul 2021
A clean and efficient approach is to assign the display names to the scatter objects and then specify the handles to include in the legend. This not only avoids the problem of duplicate legend entries but it also directly pairs the objects with names.
Unable to test due to missing variable definitions.
n = 10; % added
scatObj = gobjects(1,n); % added
ax = gca(); % added
set(ax,'yscale','log') % moved / changed
set(ax,'xscale','log') % moved / changed
hold(ax, 'on') % moved / changed
for i = 1:n % changed
frequency = SE1Ofreq(:,i);
complex = SE1Ocomp(:,i);
scatObj(i) = scatter(ax,frequency,complex,50,'filled',... % moved / changed
'MarkerEdgeColor','black', ...
'DisplayName', temperatures{i}); % Add legend name here (I assume temperatures is a cell str.)
title(ax, 'Master curve SE-1 Original') % added axis handle
% ax = gca; % remove, redundant
ax.FontSize = 14;
xlabel(ax,'\omega (rad/s)') % added axis handle
ylabel(ax,'G* (Pa)') % added axis handle
% hold on % remove, redundant
% legend(ax, temperatures) % do this at the end
yyaxis(ax, 'right') % added axis handle
ylabel(ax,'δ (°)') % added axis handle
m = 10; % added
scatObj2 = gobjects(1,m) % added
for j = 1:m % changed
frequency1 = SE1Ofreq(:,j);
phase1 = SE1Ophas(:,j);
scatObj2(j) = scatter(ax, frequency1,phase1,50,... % changed
[0.8500 0.3250 0.0980],'d','filled',...
'MarkerEdgeColor','black', ...
'DisplayName', 'InsertName');
% hold on % remove, redundant
grid(ax,'on') % added axis handle
ylim(ax,[0 90]) % added axis handle
% Add legend
% Include all handles in scatObj and only the first handle in scatObj2.
legend(ax, [scatObj, scatObj2(1)])
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Herline van der Spuy
Herline van der Spuy on 26 Jul 2021
This is brilliant! It does work perfectly.
Thank you so much.

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