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mtit: a pedestrian major title creator

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MTIT creates a major title in a figure with many axes

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MTIT
- creates a major title above all axes in a figure
- preserves the stack order of the axes

several options allow to fine-tune the position of the title and typical text property/value pairs may be used as additional input to further adjust its looks

see
> help mtit
for usage and a brief example for this small utility

Comments and Ratings (48)

Filipe Borges

Awesome function! Is there a way to make the final figure not visible? Apparently it sets the visibility to "on" and I could no change it =/.

Adwait Kale

Thank you!

Abbas Orand

KAE

KAE (view profile)

Does not seem to work correctly in R2017a (supertitle does not appear)

Apologies: This is only adds a space at the top and does not split the line. Solved a problem I had with the title covering part of the axis.

A work around for this function not being able to split tiles i.e. mtit({'Line1','Line2'}), is to first put a blank title over your first subplot. Example below:
figure(1)
subplot(2,2,1)
title({'',''})
subplot(2,2,2)
subplot(2,2,3)
subplot(2,2,4)
p=mtit('the BIG title')

Xiao

Xiao (view profile)

Simone

Simone (view profile)

Miles

Miles (view profile)

is there a way to turn off or erase the title once it's generated using mtit?

Arda Aksu

you have some indent issues! :)

Sven

Sven (view profile)

Michael

Robert

Robert (view profile)

Works great! NB. seems to be incompatible with new graphics in the 2014b release, hope you can modify it to sense the matlab release and operate accordingly.

Greg

Greg (view profile)

Vinitha

Johann

Johann (view profile)

Awesome dude. Thanks. Works great.

Béla

Béla (view profile)

Thank you! Works great!

Adam

Adam (view profile)

Thanks. Great function, works well.

My only complaint is that line 136:

axes(oah);

causes a figure's 'Visible' property to be set to 'on' (I had turned it off to save time and resources). A better solution might be:

set(figure_handle,'CurrentAxes',axes_handle)

which updates the current axis without changing the state of the parent figure, as documented in the help file for the "axes" command (doc axes). I don't know how that will affect the order of the figure's 'Children' property though.

Greg

Greg (view profile)

As Kris Thielemans points out, if you specify a Y offset without specifying an X offset, the value will be applied to the title's X offset. The user can circumvent the bug by specifying a 0 offset for x in the command call. The bug can be fixed in the code by moving line 155 ("io=io+1;") in the "get_off" function to before the if statement (say to a new line 154).

Rafa Valero

Thanks, It works really well.

works nicely.

Only problem I see is with handling of the offset options. For example,

mtit('text','yoff',.2)

actually gives an xoffset. Seems you have to specify x,y offset in order.

Andres

Andres (view profile)

To those who are asking about a second line in the title, or making just more space for it, that's easy, just use sprintf inside mtit, like this:
mtit(sprintf('LINE 1 \n LINE 2\n\n\n'))

By the way, I haven't used all the options, but at least for the basic stuff (title for a 2x2 figure) it works very well.

n

n (view profile)

Hi,
Can you please update it for a title input as a cell, where we can define more than a single line title as well?
Thanks

Phil

Phil (view profile)

yuvaraj

Its working fine

yuvaraj

mtit ('Vz=25', 'FontWeight','bold');
when use this command to have a title for my subplots
It displays an error like the one shown below
??? Undefined function or method 'mtit' for input arguments of type 'char'.

Vahid

Vahid (view profile)

works nicely!

its really nice and helped me do what i wanted.

Yoichi

Yoichi (view profile)

Heinri Brink

Ok, but this does not work for a two line title. I want to add a title with two lines as in title({Line1,Line2});

Joshua Kaizer

works very well

Roland Pasto

David

David (view profile)

A simple, handy function - thank you!

However, I had trouble with the 'xoff', 'yoff', etc. options. When specifying just one of these, the title moved horizontally no matter which of these offsets was entered. I exchanged lines 154 and 155 in the code:

io=io+1;
if any(ix)

and now the offsets work individually or together.

Pawel S

Very easy to handle. It did exaclty what I wanted. Thx!

Adam A

Adam A (view profile)

Does the job nicely, thanks.

shlomix

us

us (view profile)

this happens by design:
after MTIT terminates, the current (active) axis (GCA) is the handle of the invisible surrounding axis created by MTIT...
i've changed this behavior and an update should show up soon...
in the meantime, you can use this (tedious) approach
% create your figure/axes
cah=gca; % <- save current axis handle
mtit(gcf,'foo');
axes(cah); % <- reset current axis handle

us

sophie neve

I got a problem with it... makes the rotation of 3D surf impossible....

Dave Watts

Nice but to be really good the rest of the plot needs to be moved to create space for the title

Mark Gregor

Great work, good to have it.

Heesun Kiem

This is one I have been looking. It is very useful. Thanks.

Tom Fitzpatrick

nice one, just what i was looking for

p kung

Madhusudhanan Balasubramanian

Updates

1.1

MTIT now preserves the stack of axis handles and returns in GCA the last used axis; version tag 13-Nov-2009 17:38:17

1) additional buil-in title modifier pairs
2) uses GCF by default
3) restores axes units that are not normalized

MATLAB Release
MATLAB 6.0 (R12)
Acknowledgements

Inspired: figtitle, mysubplot: subplots with major title

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