[R] r-help[Q]: use of `expression' in annotation

Alex Buerkle cbuerkle at bio.indiana.edu
Tue Jan 19 16:04:31 CET 1999

Dear r-helpers,

I have some multiplot figures that I would like to annotate.  To each plot
frame I would like to add the associated correlation coefficients.  To do
so, I believe I need to understand the usage of `expression' better.  

The following is a good start.

  petstring <- expression(paste(r[rho*p],"=" ))
  mtext(petstring, line=0.3, adj=0.1, cex=0.8) 

My question is, how can I interpolate a variable into this expression?  

I would like petstring to contain r[rho*p] = peti, where peti is the corr.
coefficient that would vary across panes in the figure.  I have tried
various combinations of paste and expression and have not hit on the right
combination (instead I usually get peti as a literal rather than a

Thanks, Alex Buerkle

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Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405    cbuerkle at bio.indiana.edu

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