[R] Greek characters in plots
emir.toktar at gmail.com
emir.toktar at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 03:57:36 CEST 2008
Hi, you could try to do:
text(x,y, expression(paste("A) ",Delta,"stbA::cat")); # uppercase 'D'elta
text(x,y, expression(paste("A) ",delta,"stbA::cat")); #lowercase 'd'elta
or yet
text(x,y, "A) \\*DstbA::cat", vfont=c("serif", "plain"))
# here there are too many examples...
demo(plotmath)
'Alpha' - 'Omega' uppercase Greek symbols, i.e.: "Alpha",
"Beta", ..."Gamma",...."Omega".
I hope that help you!
EToktar
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Gabor Grothendieck
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 2:19 PM
> To: michael watson (IAH-C)
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Greek characters in plots
>
> Try bquote / substitute as has been mentioned:
>
> tag <- "A)"
> suffix <- "stbA::cat"
> plot(1, main = bquote(.(tag) ~ Delta * .(suffix))))
>
>
> 2008/8/5 michael watson (IAH-C) <michael.watson at bbsrc.ac.uk>:
> > OK, I am definitely struggling here.
> >
> > The text I am trying to plot isn't a mathematical expression, it's:
> >
> > A) ΔstbA::cat
> >
> > This is biological notation for a particular mutation. The
> "A)" part is a tag identifying the graph, and the "stbA::cat"
> bit is the gene that is mutated. Both the tag and gene are
> set as variables in a loop, and only the delta remains the same.
> >
> > As the text I am trying to plot isn't a mathematical
> expression, I seem to be having trouble getting substitute()
> and expression() to do what I want. As plotmath states "A
> mathematical expression must obey the normal rules of syntax
> for any R expression", I fear I may be barking up the wrong tree!
> >
> > Thank you all for your help so far, but can someone please
> help me once more and tell me how I can get the capital Delta
> symbol so I can use it in non-mathematical text and strings
> for plotting?
> >
> > Thanks once again
> >
> > Mick
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
> > Sent: 05 August 2008 12:40
> > To: michael watson (IAH-C)
> > Cc: Henrique Dallazuanna; r-help at r-project.org
> > Subject: Re: [R] Greek characters in plots
> >
> > On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:
> >
> >> Excellent! I even tried DELTA but not Delta....
> >
> > ?plotmath says
> >
> > 'Alpha' - 'Omega' uppercase Greek symbols
> >
> > How could that be made clearer?
> >
> > (Note it carefully says Greek *symbols* not *character*:
> they are not
> > the same thing.)
> >
> >> Now, how do I go about pasting that with some text that I
> have in various other variables?
> >
> > Use substitute? E.g.
> >
> > substitute(expression(foo*Delta), list(foo=3))
> >
> > (Some people prefer bquote, but that is just a wrapper for
> substitute
> > in
> > R.)
> >
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Henrique Dallazuanna [mailto:wwwhsd at gmail.com]
> >> Sent: 05 August 2008 12:17
> >> To: michael watson (IAH-C)
> >> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> >> Subject: Re: [R] Greek characters in plots
> >>
> >> Try,
> >>
> >> expression(Delta)
> >>
> >> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 8:14 AM, michael watson (IAH-C)
> >> <michael.watson at bbsrc.ac.uk> wrote:
> >>> Hi
> >>>
> >>> I am running an R script that creates 100s of graphs, and
> I need to
> >>> use the greek CAPITAL letter delta in the mtext() function.
> >>>
> >>> I got as far as expression(delta) but this gives me the lowercase
> >>> version.
> >>>
> >>> Can anyone help? I'm using R 2.7 on Windows XP
> >>>
> >>> Mick
> >>>
> >>> Head of Informatics
> >>> Institute for Animal Health
> >>> Compton
> >>> Berks
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> >>> 01635 578411
> >>>
> >>> http://www.iah.ac.uk/research/bioinformatics/bioinf.shtml
> >>>
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> >>
> >>
> >>
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