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How to turn off text interpreter when plotting timeseries objects

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I am plotting timeseries objects using plot.
My variable names include underscores (e.g. 'ABC_DEF') and I do not want these interpreted as LATEX (no subscripts).
It works fine on a single plot:
ts = timeseries((1:10)',randn(10,1),'Name','ABC_DEF');
But when you do subplots the interpreter seems to be set to LaTex:
subplot(2,1,1); plot(ts)
subplot(2,1,2); ts.plot()
This answer explains how to change the interpreter for individual text commands but I can't find anything on this for timeseries plots.

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Stephen Cobeldick
Stephen Cobeldick on 25 Oct 2020
Edited: Stephen Cobeldick on 25 Oct 2020
One approach would be to set the interpreter for the entire figure before plotting (and reset it again afterwards):
For example:
fgh = figure(..);
... create axes and plot data
Depending on the version you are using you might also want to set the axes' TickLabelInterpreter as well.

More Answers (1)

VBBV on 25 Oct 2020
Edited: VBBV on 25 Oct 2020
Use a space and backslash between ABC _ DEF when interpreting variables.
Latex treats text after _ subscript
ts = timeseries((1:10)',randn(10,1),'Name','ABC\_DEF');
subplot(2,1,1); plot(ts)
subplot(2,1,2); ts.plot()
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Bill Tubbs
Bill Tubbs on 25 Oct 2020
Thanks. This works but means that ts.Name is now not as readable. It also means that the name is now displayed incorrectly in the single plot.
I'd prefer to turn off the interpreter during plotting if there is a way to do that.

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