[R] How do one modify an expression?
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 3 08:36:42 CEST 2001
On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Uwe Ligges wrote:
>
>
> Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> >
> > I am using expressions to annotate x and y labels in plots. I start of with
> > a label as
> >
> > xlab <- expression(X)
> >
> > Note that it is the user that sets this. It could also be something more
> > complicated as expression(sqrt(R*G)). Can I easily add a log[2] "around"
> > this expression? I would like to get
> >
> > xlab <- expression(log[2](X))
> >
> > I basically know nothing about expressions.
>
> The following seems to work:
>
> plot(1:10, xlab= expression(log[2](X)))
He wants
X <- expression(sqrt(R*G))
xlab <- ???
plot(1:10, xlab=xlab)
to give the same result as
plot(1:10, xlab=expression(log[2](sqrt(R*G))))
I believe. Try
xlab <- substitute(log[2](foo), list(foo=X[[1]]))
plot(1:10, xlab= xlab)
If this is not exactly what is required, I am sure substitute is the right
tool.
Note: I would have used
X <- quote(sqrt(R*G))
xlab <- substitute(log[2](foo), list(foo=X))
plot(1:10, xlab= xlab)
and avoided the expression().
--
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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