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Set the Yticklabel to different colors

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Hi all, I used this code to set the color of XLable:xlabel('\color{magenta}Love').It works.But I used this way to set the color of Yticklabel,it didn't work(set(h,'Yticklabel',{'\color{magenta}Love','b'})).I want to know how I can set the Yticklabel to different colors.
Thanks for all your kindly answering.
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yang yang
yang yang on 10 Feb 2012
I want to know how I can make the YTickLabels in different colors.I mean I want every one label has a different color from the others.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 10 Feb 2012
There is no direct mechanism for doing this. The tick labels are not processed through the Interpreter, and are not processed as HTML, and there is no color specifier for them other than the axis color that Elige mentions.
The best you can do is to text() them in to place yourself.
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yang yang
yang yang on 11 Feb 2012
Thanks for your answer.I think your idea may work,I will try later.

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Frank Zalkow
Frank Zalkow on 19 May 2017
Something in this vein works:
% make a plot
plot([1,2,3])
% get the current tick labeks
ticklabels = get(gca,'YTickLabel');
% prepend a color for each tick label
ticklabels_new = cell(size(ticklabels));
for i = 1:length(ticklabels)
ticklabels_new{i} = ['\color{red} ' ticklabels{i}];
end
% set the tick labels
set(gca, 'YTickLabel', ticklabels_new);
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 20 May 2017
Note: this requires R2014b or later; in versions earlier than that, the tick labels are not processed by latex or tex.

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Giorgio
Giorgio on 20 Jun 2018
The possibility of customizing the colors of the tick labels is now available.
A well written explanation is reported here: https://undocumentedmatlab.com/blog/customizing-axes-tick-labels

Dr. Seis
Dr. Seis on 9 Feb 2012
This not only changes the color of the tick label, it also changes the color of the specified axis:
set(h,'YTickLabel','Hate|Dislike|SoSo|Okay|Great|Love','YColor','magenta');
This example replaces the 6 default YTickLabels with the labels specified above in addition to changing the color of the text and axis to magenta.
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yang yang
yang yang on 11 Feb 2012
Thanks for your answer again!

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Andrew Gibbons
Andrew Gibbons on 13 Dec 2018
If you happen to be creating a GUI, use
axes(handles.axes1)
handles.axes1.XColor = [1 1 1] %[1 1 1] is for white, [0 0 0] for black, and in between are different colors
This specifies which axes you want to modify and then XColor changes the color of the x-axis.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 13 Dec 2018
This sets the color of everything to do with that axes, including grid lines and tick marks.

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