Get lineseries handle

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Jared
Jared on 3 Nov 2011
I'm trying to use set to set the display name of each legend label.
If I have:
h=plot();
Then try to do:
set(h(1),'DisplayName','data label')
It's not working. Do I have to set the legend to be displayed first or does this automatically display it then change the label of each data series?

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Patrick Kalita
Patrick Kalita on 3 Nov 2011
Setting the DisplayName property does not automatically show the legend. You still need to explicitly show the legend:
h = plot( 1:5, rand(1,5), 6:10, rand(1,5) );
set(h(1), 'DisplayName', 'some data');
set(h(2), 'DisplayName', 'more data');
legend show

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 3 Nov 2011
If you want to change the legend, get the handle of the legend, or simply run legend() again.
plot(magic(3));
legend({'a','b','c'});
h=legend({'1','2','3'});
set(h,'string',{'first','second','third'});

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