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  • FrameLabel is an option for two-dimensional graphics functions that specifies labels to be placed on the edges of a frame around a plot.
  • FrameLabel -> None specifies that no labels should be given.
  • FrameLabel -> xmlabel , ymlabel specifies labels for the bottom and left-hand edges of the frame.
  • FrameLabel -> xmlabel , ymlabel , xplabel , yplabel specifies labels for each of the edges of the frame, ordered clockwise starting from the bottom edge.
  • Any expression can be specified as a label. It will be given in OutputForm. Arbitrary strings of text can be given as " text ".
  • Labels for the vertical edges of the frame are by default written vertically. RotateLabel -> False specifies that they should be horizontal.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.3Section 2.9.5.
  • See also: AxesLabel, PlotLabel.

    Further Examples

    This plot has labels specified for each border.

    Evaluate the cell to see the graphic.