[R] Per mille symbol in plot axis labels

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Nov 27 02:11:10 CET 2002


Andrew Robinson wrote:
> Hey all R-gurus,
> I'm trying to find a way to represent the "per mille" symbol in my axis
> labels.  It looks like the percent sign but has two zeros in the
> denominator (in case I have the name wrong!)
> I took a look at example(Hershey) (which are delightful) but it wasn't
> there.

If you are on Windows, this should work for you:

    plot(1:10, ylab="\211")

If you are on a Mac, "\344" might do the trick (can't check this myself

On UNIX, I don't know how to display it on screen, but you can produce
postscript and/or pdf output by specifying Windows encoding and using
the example above, i.e., something like ...

    plot(1:10, ylab="\211")

Hope that helps.

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