Controls the settings for the title for a graph.


plotSetTitle(&myPlot, title[, font[, fontSize[, fontColor]]])
  • &myPlot (struct pointer) – A plotControl structure pointer.

  • title (string) – the new title. This may contain HTML for the creation of Greek letters, mathematical symbols and text formatting.

  • font (string) – Optional argument, font or font family name.

  • fontSize (scalar) – Optional argument, font size in points.

  • fontColor (string) – Optional input, named color or RGB value.


Example 1

// Declare plotControl structure
struct plotControl myPlot;

// Initialize plotControl structure
myPlot = plotGetDefaults("hist");

// Set the title, title font and title font size
plotSetTitle(&myPlot, "GAUSS Example Graph", "verdana", 10);

// Create data
x = rndn(1e5,1);

// Plot a histogram of the x data spread over 50 bins
plotHist(myPlot, x, 50);

Example 2

You may add Greek letters, mathematical symbols, subscript and superscript to your title using HTML. To add HTML to a label, you need to wrap the text to be interpreted as HTML in HTML tags.

label_string = "<html>&beta;</html>";
plotSetTitle(&myPlot, label_string);

The code above will add the letter \(\beta\) to the graph title. The HTML sup tag will create superscript and the sub tag will create subscript. For example:

label_string = "<html>&sigma;<sup>2</sup></html>";
plotSetTitle(&myPlot, label_string);

will add \(\sigma^2\) to your title. While,

label_string = "<html>Y<sub>t-1</sub></html>";
plotSetTitle(&myPlot, label_string);

will create \(Y_{t-1}\)



This function sets an attribute in a plotControl structure. It does not affect an existing graph, or a new graph drawn using the default settings that are accessible from the Tools > Preferences > Graphics menu.