I need to write infidelity number $\bar{F}=6.82\times 10^{-6}$ inside a plot. I tried using Epilog with TeXForm but could not succeed. It prints $\frac{1}{10^6}$ instead of $10^{-6}$. Any help? Thanks.

  • $\begingroup$ I didn't get why do you need TeXForm, but what you want can be done as simple as: Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,1}, Epilog -> Text[Row[{OverBar[F], "\[ThinSpace]=\[ThinSpace]", 6.82/10^6}],{0.5,0.5}]]. $\endgroup$
    – Alx
    May 10, 2020 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I was using TeXForm because it gives me a nice $\times$ sign. And I would prefer $10^{-6}$ instead of taking it into the denominator (due to lack of vertical space inside the figure). $\endgroup$
    – user72617
    May 10, 2020 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ TeXForm does not output $\times$. It might output \times, but not $\times$. It is unclear what you mean. Do you want to display TeX code? TeXForm produces TeX code. Or do you want to display formatted math? I wrote my answer with the latter in mind, assuming that your question is about how to format the result, not about how to use Epilog or Text. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    May 10, 2020 at 16:26

3 Answers 3


To expand on the other answers, using Inset and MaTeX

<< MaTeX`
LaTeXStuff = MaTeX["\\bar F = 6.45\\times 10^{-6}"];
Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}, Epilog -> Inset[LaTeXStuff, {4, .5}]]

enter image description here


You can use Inset like this:

f = 6.82*^-6;

inset = Inset[
   Style[StringForm["F = ``", ScientificForm[f]], 14],
   Scaled[{.65, .75}], Scaled[{.5, .5}], Scaled[.3]

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}, Epilog -> inset]

enter image description here

Kind regards,



Method 1:

  • Type in a string such as "x".
  • Select the x only. Convert to TraditionalForm (on macOS, Command-Shift-T)
  • Press Left-Arrow, then delete the x and start typing: F Ctrl-7 _ Right-Arrow 6.82 Esc * Esc 10 Ctrl-6 -6 Right-Arrow

Method 2:

TraditionalForm@HoldForm[OverBar[F] == 6.45*^-6]

Method 3:

Use MaTeX.

<< MaTeX`

MaTeX["\\bar F = 6.45\\times 10^{-6}"]

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