[R] Special characters in cell names

Eric Berger er|cjberger @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Jun 23 21:22:13 CEST 2021

If no one comes up with a better suggestion:
a. Change the column name to "Y" so that you get the plot you want
b. Use axis labels and legend text to show the text that you want. (The
user never has to know that you changed the column name 😃)


On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 9:58 PM Mahmood Naderan <mahmood.nt using gmail.com>

> Hi
> I have a column in my data file which is "X/Y". With '/' I want to
> emphasize that values are the ratio of X over Y.
> Problem is that in the following command for a violin plot, I am not able
> to specify that '/' even with double quotes.
> p <- ggplot(mydata, aes(x=W, y="X/Y")) + geom_violin(trim=FALSE)
> However, if I change that column to "Y" and use
> p <- ggplot(mydata, aes(x=W, y=Y)) + geom_violin(trim=FALSE)
> Then the plot will be correctly shown.
> Any ideas for that?
> Regards,
> Mahmood
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