making a text figure

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aaa on 19 Jul 2011
I'm trying to use the the following code to print some text onto a figure window. As an example, I am using the following line of code
text(0.5,0.5,'Hello world');
However, when I run the code, I get the error message:
??? Attempt to call constructor text with incorrect letter case.
however, using Text( ) does not work either.
if i try to use "doc help", it shows that i am doing calling this function correctly, but if i use "help text", matlab says
No help found for text.m.
How can i fix this?
thanks in advance

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Kelly Kearney
Kelly Kearney on 19 Jul 2011
It sounds like something might be overshadowing Matlab's text function. What do you get with this command?
which text -all
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aaa on 19 Jul 2011
this is correct. i mistakenly named my own m file as text.m and it overshadows the built in function.
Thank you

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Nirmal Gunaseelan
Nirmal Gunaseelan on 19 Jul 2011
TEXT usually lives under $matlabroot\toolbox\matlab\graph2d\text - if you do not find it there, I'd re-install MATLAB.

aaa on 19 Jul 2011
Hi, is there another way i can print some text then? I don't think i would be able to reinstall matlab without contacting the system admin which could potentially take a very long time.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Jul 2011
I agree with the other two: this problem is usually caused by having your own text() function.

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