I am using Mathematica on a Mac OS X (Yosemite v. 10.10.1, 64bit).

After I call:


I get the info:

General::obspkg: PlotLegends` is now obsolete. The legacy version being loaded may conflict with current functionality. See the Compatibility Guide for updating information.

What is meant by: "PlotLegends` is now obsolete"?

All the PlotLegends related keyword are nevertheless working.


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You should use built-in option PlotLegends now (note the s in the end). From MathGroup archive:

WRI forgot to change the documentation PlotLegends/guide/PlotLegendsPackage so as to say it's obsolete and to refer to the new PlotLegends built into the kernel.

  • $\begingroup$ The answer currently suggests that all the functionality in the PlotLegends` package can be recreated using the PlotLegends option. It seems to me that it is not possible to create reasonable legends for a Show of a Plot and a ListPlot using this option however. Is this correct? It would seem something like Legended is needed. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 15:24

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