[R] Greek symbols in plot labels

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Sep 20 19:16:35 CEST 2001

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D. wrote:

> R-Users,
> I trying to get greek symbols in the labels of a plot. This is
> successful in the title and in the x-label. But, not successful
> in the y-label. Is this a bug or am I missing something?
> For example,
> plot(0,0,
> xlab=substitute(paste(phi,"=",true,sigma),list(true=5)),
> ylab=substitute(paste(phi,"=",true,sigma),list(true=5)),
> main=substitute(paste(phi,"-Coordinates-",true,sigma),list(true=5)))
> does the x-label and title correctly, but not y-label.

On what graphics device and OS?  Works here, but as the y-axis label is
rotated it depends on having rotation support for the symbol font.
Try postscript(): I would be surprised if that failed.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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