[Tex/LaTex] How to plot two lines in the same style (using cycle lists) with pgfplots


I am using cycle lists and the \addplot+ command to plot lines in different styles. I would like to plot several things using each style, however, like this:

% Plot using style 1
\addplot+ coordinates {...};
\addplot coordinates {...};
\addlegendentry{Style 1}

% Plot using style 2
\addplot+ coordinates {...};
\addplot coordinates {...};
\addlegendentry{Style 2}

How can I do this?

Best Answer

forget plot key is the usual way to do this but \addlegendentry{} does not choose which addplot command it comes after. You have to draw the to-be-legended(!?) plots consecutively at the beginning. So you can collate the plots such that you draw them 1-2-3,1-2-3, in terms of style as follows

% Plot using style 1
\addplot {ln(x)};\addlegendentry{Style 1}
\addplot {3*x};\addlegendentry{Style 2}

\pgfplotsset{cycle list shift=-2} % Goes two styles back
\addplot {0.5*x}; %Style 1
\addplot {2*x}; %Style 2

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