I have a H function which describe the location of the same temperature. I can draw the function with ContourPlot. But the real value of the temperature needed to be calculated separately. I need to plot the temperature on the Contour. How should I assign the value to the ContourPlot?

  • $\begingroup$ Uh :D ? ListContourPlot ? Otherwise add more details and try to clarify what exactly you need. $\endgroup$
    – Sektor
    Dec 11, 2014 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ For custom labels see this nice post. $\endgroup$
    – SquareOne
    Dec 14, 2014 at 17:59

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ContourLabels displaying any quantity you wish can be created with an option of the sort, ContourLabels -> (Text[Framed[#3^2], {#1, #2}, Background -> White] &). In this case, it creates labels displaying the square of the contour value, but #3^2 can be replaced by any desired expression involving #3, the value of the plotted function. For instance, the ContourPlot produced by

ContourPlot[Sin[x - y], {x, 0, Pi}, {y, 0, Pi}, 
 ContourLabels -> (Text[Framed[#3^2], {#1, #2}, Background -> White] &)]


Sample plot


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