Re: labeling axes in a ContourPlot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92888] Re: labeling axes in a ContourPlot*From*: wanshoupu at gmail.com*Date*: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 05:22:33 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gb7ocj$nhh$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Sep 22, 4:26 am, phillman5 <PHILLM... at gmail.com> wrote: > Mathmatica ver 6/Mac Leopard > > How do you label the axes in ContourPlot? > > For a simple 3D plot > > Plot3D[Sin[x] Cos[y], {x, -Pi, Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi}, > AxesLabel -> {"X", "Y", "Sin[x] Cos[y]"}] > > Works well. But why doesn't the following work? > > ContourPlot[Sin[x] Cos[y], {x, -Pi, Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi}, > AxesLabel -> {"X", "Y", "Sin[x] Cos[y]"}] > > I also tried removing the 'z' label with no change. > > I have looked throughout the ContourPlot documentation and the options > available and I don't see AxesLabel available. You can label the > individual contours with their values, etc. Do you have to go to > graphic primitives and do it manually? > > Second question: how would you change the font size for the numbers > on the axes? I tried some the ways demonstrated for plot with no luck. try global command: $TextStyle = {FontSize -> 15}