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How to change font type of bar plot labels?

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Matt Waller
Matt Waller on 7 Sep 2021
Commented: Matt Waller on 8 Sep 2021
Hello, I am trying to set the font type of the category labels ("Category 1", "Category 2", etc.) to match that of the y-axis label ("Some Y label") which was made using the latex interpreter. Also, I would like to change font type of the y-axis ticks (0, 20, 40, etc.) to match. Anyone know how to do this? I've included an example of my code and the bar plot it generates. Thank you.
x = 1:5; % 5 bars
str = {'Category 1'; 'Category 2 '; 'Category 3'; 'Category 4'; 'Category 5'};
Data = [57.3 58.6 41.2 20.2 34.2]; % Average values of data from each of the 5 categories
StdDev = [5.5 3.94 4.5 0.37 3.30]; % Standard deviations of data from each of the 5 categories
errhigh = StdDev./2; % define error bars based on standard deviation
errlow = StdDev./2;
b = bar(x,Data,'FaceColor','flat'); % bar plot
b.CData(1,:) = [0 1 0]; % green
b.CData(2,:) = [0 0 1]; % blue
b.CData(3,:) = [1 0 0]; % red
b.CData(4,:) = [0 1 1]; % cyan
b.CData(5,:) = [1 0 1]; % purple
ylim([0 80])
grid on
grid minor
ylabel('Some Y label','interpreter','latex')
set(gca, 'XTickLabel',str, 'XTick',1:numel(str),'FontSize',20)
xtickangle(45)
hold on
er = errorbar(x,Data,errlow,errhigh);
er.Color = [0 0 0];
er.LineStyle = 'none';
er.LineWidth = 2.0;
hold off
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Matt Waller
Matt Waller on 8 Sep 2021
Possibly. For context, I chose the LaTeX interpreter because I am used to using LaTeX and because the serif font matches my paper better.

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Dave B
Dave B on 7 Sep 2021
Edited: Dave B on 7 Sep 2021
You can set the X Axis Tick Label Interpreter (wow a mouthful!) as follows:
ax.XAxis.TickLabelInterpreter='latex'
where ax is your axes.
Or if you want to set both (really all three, but the z axis is sort-of irrelevant here) tick label interpreters:
ax.TickLabelInterpreter='latex'
Here's your bar with the change:
x = 1:5; % 5 bars
str = {'Category 1'; 'Category 2 '; 'Category 3'; 'Category 4'; 'Category 5'};
Data = [57.3 58.6 41.2 20.2 34.2]; % Average values of data from each of the 5 categories
StdDev = [5.5 3.94 4.5 0.37 3.30]; % Standard deviations of data from each of the 5 categories
errhigh = StdDev./2; % define error bars based on standard deviation
errlow = StdDev./2;
b = bar(x,Data,'FaceColor','flat'); % bar plot
b.CData(1,:) = [0 1 0]; % green
b.CData(2,:) = [0 0 1]; % blue
b.CData(3,:) = [1 0 0]; % red
b.CData(4,:) = [0 1 1]; % cyan
b.CData(5,:) = [1 0 1]; % purple
ylim([0 80])
grid on
grid minor
ylabel('Some Y label','interpreter','latex')
set(gca, 'XTickLabel',str, 'XTick',1:numel(str),'FontSize',20, 'TickLabelInterpreter', 'latex');
xtickangle(45)
hold on
er = errorbar(x,Data,errlow,errhigh);
er.Color = [0 0 0];
er.LineStyle = 'none';
er.LineWidth = 2.0;
hold off

More Answers (1)

dpb
dpb on 7 Sep 2021
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hAx=gca;
hAx.TickLabelInterpreter='latex';
xticks(1:numel(str))
xticklabels(str)
hAx.FontSize=20;
...

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