is an option for graphics functions that specifies an overall label for a plot.


  • PlotLabel->None specifies that no label should be given.
  • PlotLabel->label specifies a label to give.
  • Any expression can be used as a label. It will be given by default in TraditionalForm. Arbitrary strings of text can be given as "text". »
  • PlotLabel->StandardForm[expr] will give a label in standard Wolfram Language form. »


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Basic Examples  (3)

Use any Wolfram Language notation for labels:

Use Style and other typesetting functions to modify how the label appears:

Overall style of all the label-like elements can be specified by LabelStyle:

Scope  (2)

Labels use TraditionalForm by default:

Use StandardForm instead:

An individually styled label can be used with LabelStyle, and has higher priority:

Applications  (1)

Automatically label different cases:

Properties & Relations  (1)

The overall output format can be specified using FormatType:

Possible Issues  (1)

When different format types are combined, the result is likely to be unpredictable:

This is equivalent to:

Neat Examples  (1)

Interactively choose a function to plot:

Introduced in 1988
Updated in 2007