Best Text/number location on the plot

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Hello,
I want to generate the values of x on each subplot and i was wondering if there is a way to get the text or numbers placed in 'best' location than specifying (x,y) coordinates for the text location.
x(1) on plot 1
x(2) on plot 2 etc inside a forloop
thank you
dan

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 30 Jul 2022
One approach is to use the legend position after using the 'Location','best' name-value pair, and then interpolating the relative values to the relevant ‘x’ and ‘y’ values (and adding a ‘fudge factor’ if necessary).
x = 1:10;
y = randn(2,size(x,2));
figure
plot(x, y)
Ax = gca;
hl = legend('Location','best');
pos = hl.Position;
txtx = interp1([0 1],xlim,pos(1)*1.1);
txty = interp1([0 1],ylim,pos(2)*1.1);
delete(hl)
text(txtx,txty,'Hi there!')
Experiment to get the desired results.
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Star Strider
Star Strider on 31 Jul 2022
This is new, and not entirely well-described.
With respect to the text object, perhaps:
text(txtx,txty, sprintf('Time %.2f', time))
assuming here that ‘time’ is a scalar double. If it’s something else, I need to know. See the documentation on sprintf for details.

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