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  • AxesLabel is an option for graphics functions that specifies labels for axes.
  • AxesLabel -> None specifies that no labels should be given.
  • AxesLabel -> label specifies a label for the axis of a two-dimensional plot, and the axis of a three-dimensional plot.
  • AxesLabel -> xlabel , ylabel , ... specifies labels for different axes.
  • By default, axes labels in two-dimensional graphics are placed at the ends of the axes. In three-dimensional graphics, they are aligned with the middles of the axes.
  • Any expression can be specified as a label. It will be given in OutputForm. Arbitrary strings of text can be given as " text ".
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.3, Section 1.9.7, Section 2.9.5Section 2.9.13.
  • See also: PlotLabel, FrameLabel.

    Further Examples

    Here is a plot without and with labels.

    Evaluate the cells to compare the graphics.