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display a title on a graphic window

Calling Sequence




a string, it's the title to display


This optional argument represents a sequence of couple statements {PropertyName,PropertyValue} that defines global objects' properties applied to the created title.


This optional argument forces the title to appear inside the selected axes given by axes_handle rather than the current axes (see gca).


title displays a title on a graphic window.

The Property arguments should be used to customize the title. Here is a complete list of the available options.

Property :

backgroundcolor : this field contains the color used to fill the box if any. Its value should be a color index (relative to the current colormap).

color : this field contains the color used to display the title text. Its value should be a color index (relative to the current colormap).

edgecolor : this field contains the color used to display the line around the box if any. Its value should be a color index (relative to the current colormap).

fontname : ten differents font names are available (case unsensitive string or related id number): "courrier" | 0, "symbol" | 1, "times" | 2, "times italic" | 3, "times bold" | 4, "times bold italic" | 5, "helvetica" | 6, "helvetica italic" | 7, "helvetica bold" | 8, "helvetica bold italic" | 9.

fontsize : the fontsize property is used to specify the size of the font. It must be an integer >= 0.

position : this 2d vector allows you to place manually the title on the screen. The position is stored in the data units of the axes.

rotation : this scalar allows you to turn the title. The font is turned inverse clockise with the angle given in degrees.

visible : this field contains the visible property value for the title. It should be "on" or "off". By default, the label is visible, the value's property is "on" . If "off" the title is not displayed on the screen.


// display a title with several properties 
title('my title');
// change the color for the font
title('my title','color','blue');
// change the color for the around the box
title('my title','edgecolor','red');
// change the position of the title 
title('my title','position',[0.3 0.8]);
// change the size of the font
title('my title','fontsize',3);
// a rotation 
title('my title','rotation',90);

// We can do all these modifications with just the below instruction:
title('my title','color','blue','edgecolor','red','fontsize',3,'rotation',90,'position',[0.3 0.8]);

See Also

  • label_properties — description of the Label entity properties
  • titlepage — add a title in the middle of a graphics window
  • xtitle — add titles on a graphics window
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