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How can I break the text in two or three lines of the x tick label on a box plot?

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Ifigenia Aslanidou
Ifigenia Aslanidou on 29 Aug 2021
Commented: dpb on 30 Aug 2021
Hello everyone! Can anybody help me break the x tick labels in multiple lines?
Each xtick label is actually a really long name so I though it would be better to replaced them with A-K..
I tried using \ or {'A1';'A2'} but it wont work..
boxplot(subjective,'Labels',{'A','B','C','D','E','F','G','H','I','J','K'},...
'PlotStyle','compact','Orientation','vertical', 'BoxStyle','filled','MedianStyle',...
'target', 'Symbol','x','OutlierSize',8);
Thank you in advance!

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dpb
dpb on 29 Aug 2021
Unfortunately, the tick label interpreter won't pass a string with embedded \n on; it instead splits the string into two.
I don't think you can do it with either the 'TeX' or 'LaTeX' interpreter with the tick labels; you would have to use text to write the labels independently.
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dpb
dpb on 30 Aug 2021
Yes, using text() works ... why TMW neutered the interpreter for the tick labels is anybody's guess.

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