[R] math symbols in plot text: 2nd try

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Thu Jan 7 20:20:04 CET 1999

On Thu, 7 Jan 1999 royle at penguin.irm.r9.fws.gov wrote:

> Ok, I think my first mail didn't get through so I'll try this again.
> Please disregard.
> I'm trying to use subscripts on plot text.
> The help files say this can be done and give several example.
> I'm trying to do: P_{2} (for example) and so I tried:
> text(5,2,expression(P_{2}))


> which doesn't work.  There are no subscript examples. I recall
> someone telling me that latex-like expressions worked, but this does
> not, so apparently there is some not so obvious way to do this, or
> there is a bug of some sort.
> Can someone advise me and/or point me to docs that explicitly
> address math notation in plot text?


(or Man.dvi if you have compiled this).

Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington,Seattle

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