[R] mtext / expression and font type of bold

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Aug 29 08:26:50 CEST 2003

Al Piszcz wrote:

> mtext does not appear to be rendering a 'bold' expression.
> Is there another parameter to set? Thx.
> example (does not create bold (font=2) on plot)
>   mtext( font=2, expression(paste(y, " = ",  x + z), side=3 )

Mathematical expressions are handled differently from normal text.

You might want to use
   mtext(expression(bold(y == x + z)), side = 3)

See ?plotmath for details.

Uwe Ligges

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