Stackedplot axes XLabel = ('Raman shift [cm^{-1}]') (superscript) not working

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Dear community,
I was working on some figures with ln1 = stackedplot and tried to use the same label for my x-axes as I did when using ln1 = plot. So when using plot I can add the line ax1.XLabel = ('Raman shift [cm^{-1}]') and this shows what I want. Using stackedplot prints exactly this term 'Raman shift [cm^{-1}]', so I have to use '1/cm' instead. Do you know how to use superscript inside the axes label for stackedplot?

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Dave B
Dave B on 17 Mar 2022
Edited: Dave B on 17 Mar 2022
Unfortunately stackedplot doesn't let you control the interpreter for the XLabel, so you can't use tex like you can for a regular axes.
A workaround: put the stackedplot inside a 1 by 1 tiledlayout, and label the tiledlayout instead:
t=tiledlayout(1,1);
nexttile
stackedplot(rand(10,3))
xlabel(t,'Raman shift [cm^{-1}]')
Notes:
  • The default FontSize for a TiledChartLayout's label is a bit bigger, but you can change it.
  • If you want to adjust the position of the stackedplot, you'll instead need to adjust the position of the TiledChartLayout (t)
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Dave B
Dave B on 19 Mar 2022
@Raphael - glad it's working, sorry the workflow is so painful!
Standalone visualizations like stackedplot provide a limited set of options (so you don't get the full feature set that you would with a regular axes) but in exchange they provide some richer features (like the interactive multi-axes datatip line thingy that stackedplot provides). They can be a real time-saver for some visualizations, but when you reach a feature that's not incorporated (like tex interpreted labels) it can be pretty frustrating and you have to get into this sort of workaround space.

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Raphael
Raphael on 19 Mar 2022
Edited: Raphael on 19 Mar 2022
Thanks for the great solution.
I tried myself a little bit and got that far:
tbl3=horzcat(spec_raman,spec_raman2,spec_raman3);
XAxislow = 400;
XAxishigh = 1800;
t=tiledlayout(1,1);
nexttile
stackedplot(wave_raman, tbl3);
ax1 = gca;
ax1.FontSize=12;
ax1.LineWidth=1.2;
ax1.XLimits = [XAxislow XAxishigh];
ax1.AxesProperties(1).YLimits= [0 1200];
ax1.AxesProperties(2).YLimits= [0 1200];
ax1.AxesProperties(3).YLimits= [0 1200];
ax1.DisplayLabels = {'C)','B)','A)'};
txt = xlabel(t,'Raman shift [cm^{-1}]');
txt2 = ylabel(t,'Raman intensity');
txt.FontSize = 13;
txt2.FontSize = 13;
t.TileSpacing = 'none';
t.Padding = 'tight';
leading to this chart:
Strange thing,
TileSpacing = 'none'
is not working. Whatever I enter here from documentation like 'loose' or 'compact', the result is always the same. I would like to use 'none'. Edit: I guess it´s because I use 1,1 tiledlayout and for this function I would need to use 1,3 with separate plots?
My next question is: How can I get the y-label more closer to the graph as I would like to switch the y-label with ax1.DisplayLabels. I tried to do that in the stackedplot function, but the only way to use it there is the DisplayLabels itself.
Do you have another idea?

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