Re: labeling axes in a ContourPlot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92234] Re: labeling axes in a ContourPlot*From*: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>*Date*: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 07:36:12 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gb7ocj$nhh$1@smc.vnet.net>

Because ContourPlot uses a Frame instead of Axes. ContourPlot[Sin[x] Cos[y], {x, -Pi, Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi}, FrameLabel -> {"X", "Y", "Sin[x] Cos[y]"}] A more conventional method of labeling the function might be: ContourPlot[Sin[x] Cos[y], {x, -Pi, Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi}, FrameLabel -> {"X", "Y"}, PlotLabel -> Style[Sin[x] Cos[y], 16]] For myself, I usually make the opposite mistake of specifying a FrameLabel instead of AxesLabel in Graphics3D. -- David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ "phillman5" <PHILLMAN5 at gmail.com> wrote in message news:gb7ocj$nhh$1 at smc.vnet.net... > 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. >