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Re: FrameLabel rotation wrong

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  • Subject: [mg24413] Re: FrameLabel rotation wrong
  • From: Harald Giese <giese at>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 00:58:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Institut fuer Meereskunde, Universitaet Hamburg
  • References: <8kjd1s$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Al Koedl wrote:
> Dear Mathematica experts,
> Whenever I try to put FrameLabels on one of my Plots, e.g.
> "Plot[x,{x,0,10},Frame->True,FrameLabel->{"foo","bar"}], Mathematica
> rotates *every single letter* of the y axis label, written from bottom
> up. So, the output looks approximately like this:
> r      /
> a     /
> b    /
>     /
>    /
>             foo
> What I want is the *word* "bar" rotated by 90 degrees. I experimented
> with option RotateLabel, but all I got was unrotated labels or the same
> output as above. What can I do?


This error seems to appeare only on Unix/Linux platforms, not on
Mathematica 3.0/Solaris & Mathematica 4.0/Linux : bug
Mathematica 4.0/WinNT: OK

Have a look at the WRI's FAQs and/or contact WRI-support.



Harald Giese
Email: giese at
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Institut fuer Meereskunde der Universitaet Hamburg
(Institute of Oceanography of the University of Hamburg)
Troplowitzstrasse 7, D-22529 Hamburg

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