labeling axes in a ContourPlot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92168] labeling axes in a ContourPlot*From*: phillman5 <PHILLMAN5 at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 05:26:51 -0400 (EDT)

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.