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  • Axes is an option for graphics functions that specifies whether axes should be drawn.
  • Axes -> True draws all axes.
  • Axes -> False draws no axes.
  • Axes -> {False, True} draws a axis but no axis in two dimensions.
  • In two dimensions, axes are drawn to cross at the position specified by the option AxesOrigin.
  • In three dimensions, axes are drawn on the edges of the bounding box specified by the option AxesEdge.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.3, Section 1.9.7, Section 2.9.5Section 2.9.13.
  • See also: AxesLabel, Frame, GridLines, Boxed.

    Further Examples

    This draws a circle of radius 1, centered at the origin, first without axes and then with axes.

    Evaluate the cells to compare the graphics.