Re: 3D graphs/coord. axes

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg12664] Re: [mg12651] 3D graphs/coord. axes*From*: Sean Ross <seanross at worldnet.att.net>*Date*: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 23:16:39 -0400*References*: <199805302136.RAA29173@smc.vnet.net.>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Russell.E.Goodman wrote: > > Hello all... > > I have a quick question I'm sure someone knows the answer to: > > I'm plotting alot of 3D graphs for my class to look at but I don't want > a box around the graph, I want to have the coordinate axes in their > typical position. i.e. like when you draw the x-y-z axes on a > chalkboard, all eminating from the same point in 3-space. Any help?? > > Russ Goodman > University of Oklahoma Mathematics > rgoodman at ou.edu One of the great tools in using Mathematica is ??. ??Plot3D shows a list of all possible options. After playing around with a few of them, I think the ones you are after are Boxed->False and AxesEdge->{{-1,-1},{-1,-1},{-1,-1}} as in: Plot3D[Sin[x+y^2],{x,-3,3},{y,-3,3},Boxed->False, AxesEdge->{{-1,-1},{-1,-1},{-1,-1}}] The Axes Edge option is explained in section 2.9 of the mathematica book. Of course, the problem in having the axes all proceed from a common point is that unless the graph is non colored and transparent, it will block of the view of one of the axes.