Re: labeling axes in a ContourPlot

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• Subject: [mg92183] Re: [mg92168] labeling axes in a ContourPlot
• From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
• Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 07:08:59 -0400 (EDT)

```Plot3D[Sin[x] Cos[y], {x, -Pi, Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi},
AxesLabel -> {"x ", " y", "Sin[x] Cos[y]   "},
BaseStyle -> 14]

{Axes, AxesLabel, Frame, FrameLabel, PlotLabel} /.
Options[ContourPlot]

{False,None,True,None,None}

ContourPlot[Sin[x] Cos[y], {x, -Pi, Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi},
FrameLabel -> {"x", "y"},
PlotLabel -> "Contours of Sin[x] Cos[y]\n",
BaseStyle -> 14]

Bob Hanlon

---- phillman5 <PHILLMAN5 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.

--

Bob Hanlon

```

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