In John Robert Stinespring (2002), Mathematica for Microeconomics, p.76, LabeledListPlot is used.

But in Mathematica 10.3, LabeledListPlot is no longer available.

How can I label points in a list plot?

A1 = 
  LabeledListPlot[{{Subscript[x, Q], Subscript[y, CV], "A"}}, 
    DisplayFunction -> Identity]
LabeledListPlot[{{10, 151.191, "A"}}, DisplayFunction -> Identity]

The whole of my code is as follows:

Utility(x_,y_)=x^0.4 y^0.6;
   constraint=M-Px x-Py y;
   ℒ=Utility(x,y)+λ constraint ;
   FOCs={∂ ℒ/∂x, ∂ ℒ/∂y, ∂ ℒ/∂λ};
   {x^*,y^*,λ^*}={x,y,λ}/. Select[sols,FreeQ[#,Complex]&][[1]];
   Subscript[V, 1]=Block[{M=100,Px=1,Py=1},Utility(x^*,y^*)];

Subscript[y, 1]=y/. Solve[constraint0==0,y]
Subscript[y, 2]=y/.  Solve[Subscript[V, 1]==Utility(x,y),y]
constraintCV=Block[{Px=5,Py=1,M=Subscript[E, 2]},constraint]
Subscript[y, 3]=y/. Solve[constraintCV==0,y]

F:=Plot[Subscript[y, 1],{x,0,a},DisplayFunction->Identity]
G:=Plot[Subscript[y, 2],{x,0,a},DisplayFunction->Identity]
H:=Plot[Subscript[y, 3],{x,0,a},PlotStyle->{Dashing[{0.01}]},DisplayFunction->Identity]
Show[F,G,H,PlotRange->{0,a},PlotLabel->"Compensating Variation",DisplayFunction->$DisplayFunction,AxesLabel->{"X","Y"}]

Subscript[V, 3]=Block[{M=100,Px=5,Py=1},Utility(x^*,y^*)]
EX=M/. Last[Solve[Subscript[V, 3]==Utility(x^*,y^*),M]]
Subscript[E, 3]=Block[{Px=1,Py=1},EX]
EV=Subscript[E, 1]-Subscript[E, 3]

Subscript[y, 6]=y/. Solve[constraintEV==0,y]
Subscript[y, 7]=y/. Last[Solve[Subscript[V, 3]==Utility(x,y),y]]

H:=Plot[Subscript[y, 6],{x,0,a},PlotStyle->{Dashing[{0.01}]},DisplayFunction->Identity]
J:=Plot[Subscript[y, 7],{x,0,a},PlotStyle->{Dashing[{0.01}]},DisplayFunction->Identity]
Show[F,G,H,J,PlotRange->{0,a},PlotLabel->"Equivalent Variation",DisplayFunction->$DisplayFunction,AxesLabel->{"X","Y"}]

Subscript[x, Q]=10;
Subscript[y, CV]=y/. First[Solve[Subscript[V, 1]==Utility(Subscript[x, Q],y),y]]
Subscript[CV, Q]=Block[{Px=1,Py=1},Py Subscript[y, CV]+Px Subscript[x, Q]-Subscript[E, 1]]

Subscript[y, Q]=y/. First[Solve[Block[{x=Subscript[x, Q]},constraint0]==0,y]]
Subscript[V, Q]=Utility(Subscript[x, Q],Subscript[y, Q])
Subscript[y, EV]=y/. First[Solve[Subscript[V, Q]==Utility(Block[{M=100,Px=1},x^*],y),y]]
Subscript[EV, Q]=Block[{M=100,Py=1},Py y^*-Py Subscript[y, EV]]

Subscript[constraintCV, Q]=constraint0+Subscript[CV, Q]
Subscript[y, A]=y/. Last[Solve[Subscript[constraintCV, Q]==0,y]]
K:=Plot[Subscript[y, A],{x,0,a},PlotStyle->{Dashing[{0.01}]},DisplayFunction->Identity]
Al:=LabeledListPlot[{{Subscript[x, Q],Subscript[y, CV],"A"}},DisplayFunction-> Identity]
Show[F,G,K,A1,PlotRange->{0,a},PlotLabel->"Compensating  Variation",DisplayFunction->$DisplayFunction,AxesLabel->{"X","Y"}]
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ There is many ways how to do this. One way would be to use Epilog or Tooltip. Also I would advise you not to use subscripts in your variable or function definition unless you are highly expreienced Mathematica user. It would also be useful if you provide more information. $\endgroup$ Jan 27, 2016 at 23:33
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your kind illustrated answer. $\endgroup$
    – userPARK
    Jan 27, 2016 at 23:59

3 Answers 3


Basic example(s):

data = RandomReal[1, {5, 2}];
ListPlot[Tooltip[#] & /@ data]


data = RandomInteger[100, {5, 2}]
ListPlot[data, Epilog -> (Text[ToString[#], #] & /@ data)]

Output (Tooltip):

tooltip version

Output (Epilog):

epilog version



  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your kind illustrated answer. In this case (I added the whole process), How can I label the point? $\endgroup$
    – userPARK
    Jan 28, 2016 at 0:03
  • $\begingroup$ @userPARK the above code shows two ways how you could add labels to your plot. For more information, I would encourage you to visit the websites which I specified in Reference section above. $\endgroup$ Jan 28, 2016 at 0:12
data = RandomReal[1, {5, 2}];
 Epilog -> (Text[Style[ToString[#], 12], #] & /@ data)]
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your kind illustrated answer. $\endgroup$
    – userPARK
    Jan 28, 2016 at 0:02

Adding a few variations:

data = RandomReal[1, {5, 2}];

labels = RandomWord["Noun", Length@data]
coordlabels = ToString /@ (NumberForm[#, {3, 2}] & /@ data)

ListPlot[{data -> coordlabels}, PlotTheme -> "Scientific"]

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ListPlot[{data -> labels}]

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colabels = (Column[#, Alignment -> Center] & /@ 
   Transpose@{labels, coordlabels});
ListPlot[{data -> colabels}]

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or using Callout:

ListPlot[Callout[#, NumberForm[#, {3, 2}], CalloutStyle -> Red] & /@ 
  data, PlotStyle -> Green]

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These variations can also be used in conjunction with Tooltip.


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