Rotated Axes Labels on Plot3D

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg74437] Rotated Axes Labels on Plot3D*From*: Lawrence Walker <lwalker701 at earthlink.net>*Date*: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 02:51:47 -0500 (EST)

The Plot command has an option for rotating axes labels, RotateLabel. This accommodates really long labels. However, Plot3D does not. This was mentioned before in a Mathgroup thread titled, "Aligned Axes Labels on Plot3D (Fri, 26 Apr 2002)". The solution recommended by the writer did not work for me. Alternatively, I used a combination of Text and Rectangle to align a label along the z-axis of a Plot3D graphics: plt = Plot3D[Sin[x y], {x, 0, 4}, {y, 0, 5}, AxesLabel -> {"x", "y", ""}, ColorFunction -> Hue, TextStyle -> {FontFamily -> "Times", FontSize -> 12}]; plt2 = Graphics[{Rectangle[{.2, 0}, {1, 1}, plt]}]; Show[Graphics[{Text[ "really long label", Scaled[{.1, .5}], {0, 0}, {0, 1}]}], plt2] Is there an easier way to do this? Also, I typically set all of my graphics to show fonts as size-10 Times by using the following "$TextStyle = {FontFamily -> "Times", FontSize -> 10}". Unfortunately, my fonts often run together as if I didn't include spaces. For instance, the above label "really long label" appears as "reallylonglabel". How do I fix this? -- Lawrence A. Walker Jr. Maryland USA