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I'm attempting to remove or 'turn off' the legend border in pgfplots, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I assume it will look something like this:

\begin{axis}[ legend style={?}]

where ? is a property related to the legend border (or box) that I can't seem to find. The pgfplots help is really great, but I haven't seen this addressed anywhere. Does anyone know how to accomplish this simple task?

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to turn off the border around filled areas (a related question), there is a bug with the draw=none option. See… – PatrickT Oct 1 at 6:09

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\begin{axis}[ legend style={draw=none}]

That looks like it might be asking for no legend to be drawn at all but actually it just applies to the rectangle around the legend.

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Works like a charm, thanks! – Matt Williams Dec 13 '10 at 13:06
Good point. I have added that style to the pgfplots manual. – Christian Feuersänger Apr 21 '11 at 19:10

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