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Re: labeling axes in a ContourPlot

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  • Subject: [mg92190] Re: labeling axes in a ContourPlot
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 07:10:16 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
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  • Reply-to: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Hi,

I don't understand you problem

ContourPlot[Sin[x] Cos[y], {x, -Pi, Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi},
  FrameLabel -> {"X", "Y", "Sin[x] Cos[y]"}]

work perfect on all systems. But you should keep in mind
that a ContourPlot] has a frame and no axes.

Regards
   Jens


phillman5 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.
> 


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