Labels on 2d Graphs

*To*: MathGroup*Subject*: Labels on 2d Graphs*From*: Diane Thompson <dthomps at eis.calstate.edu>*Date*: Sat, 8 Jan 1994 11:20:06 -0800 (PST)

I have been (unsuccessfully) trying to place labels on a 2D graph. I must have the syntax slightly incorrect [though I have tried every variation I can think of. I have a Plot that consists of 4 parabolas for which I specify quite a few parameters. I have the individual parabolas printing to screen in different colors and different line-thincknesses, all successfully. When I tried to add Text[expr, {x,y}], I got either my graph OR a generic graph with my text placed where I asked. Also, I did not know how to use the Text command within the original Plot command. Here is what my command looked like: I set g=my correctly functioning plot Then I typed Show[Graphics[g,Text["a message",{5,1}]]] I was following the examples on PP 470, 471 in Principles of Mathematica ... Thanks for your help!