I am generating an array of plots using pgfplots and more specifically the groupplot environment. Here is an example:


\begin{groupplot}[group style={group size=2 by 2,horizontal sep=0.2cm,vertical sep=0.2cm},height=3cm,width=3cm] 
\nextgroupplot \addplot coordinates {(0,2) (1,1) (2,1)};
\nextgroupplot \addplot coordinates {(0,2) (1,1) (1,0)}; 
\nextgroupplot \addplot coordinates {(0,0) (1,1) (2,2)};
\nextgroupplot \addplot coordinates {(0,2) (1,1) (2,0)};


I would like to be able to eliminate either the x or the y tick labels or both. I also want to add a different title to each plot. I have not found a way to do this in the documentation. Any ideas?

1 Answer 1


For the tick labels, you have the xticklabels at and xticklabels at keys for group style.

For the titles, you can pass the title=<text> option to \nextgroupplot.

A little complete example:




group style={
  group size=2 by 2,
  horizontal sep=0.2cm,
  vertical sep=0.8cm,
  xticklabels at=edge bottom,
  yticklabels at=edge right
\nextgroupplot[title=Plot A]
  \addplot coordinates {(0,2) (1,1) (2,1)};
\nextgroupplot[title=Plot B]
  \addplot coordinates {(0,2) (1,1) (1,0)}; 
\nextgroupplot[title=Plot C]
  \addplot coordinates {(0,0) (1,1) (2,2)};
\nextgroupplot[title=Plot D]
  \addplot coordinates {(0,2) (1,1) (2,0)};



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  • If I want to get rid of the labels in every plot, I see I can use the command \nextgroupplot[title=Plot 11,xticklabels={,,},yticklabels={,,}] \addplot coordinates {(0,2) (1,1) (2,1)};. I'm wondering if there is a way to avoid adding xticklabels={,,},yticklabels={,,} to every plot. I tried moving that to the group style but that did not work.
    – Arrigo
    Aug 21, 2013 at 17:37

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