I am looking shade the bounded area under the graph of f(x)=x^2 from 0 to 1. For my other plots I was fine using the shading with coordinates because they were all polygons. I've come across a bunch of threads with similar situations but didn't see anything quite similar enough for me to copy and manipulate the code. I The image below is exactly how I want it with the clear exception of the shading outside the box. Thanks

```
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\pgfplotsset{width=7cm,compat=1.8}
\begin{figure}[!h]
\centering
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[enlargelimits=0.1]
\addplot[domain=-.15:1.05,blue] {x^2};
\addplot [thick,color=blue,mark=o,fill=blue,
fill opacity=0.05]coordinates {
(1, 1)
(1, 0)
(0, 0) };
\node [rotate=48] at (axis cs: .7, .59) {$y=x^2$};
\node [rotate=90] at (axis cs: 1.05, .25) {$x=1$};
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\caption{$R=\left\{(x,y) \ | \ 0 \leq y \leq x^2, x\leq 1 \right\}$}
\end{figure} \\
```

**Edit:**

The first and second answers below are perfect. What if I wanted the shaded area under the curve to stop at a certain y-value, instead of extending all the way down to the x-axis? Say, it goes down to y=.2?

## Best Answer

This can be done by means of the

`fillbetween`

library which has been introduced in`pgfplots`

1.10 :The basic idea is to have two labelled input paths, in our case the function as such and the path which resembles the other boundary (in our case the part of the axis from 0 to 1). Then,

`\addplot fill between`

can draw the area between these two input paths.The

`fill between`

library can also draw intersection segments individually. This would allow you to fill only the area between y=0.2 and the function:In this example, the second path (labelled

`axis`

) is at y=0.2 and we fill between`f and axis`

. Clearly, this results in two segments. I told`fillbetween`

to fill the first segment in`yellow`

, but you can easily use`fill=none`

to make it invisible.In case you want to show the boundaries of the filled region, you can easily add

`draw`

to the option list of`\addplot fill between`

.