[R] mathematical symbols in plots

Christoph Buser buser at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jan 4 08:50:32 CET 2007

Dear Sebastian

plot(1:10, 1:10)
text(4, 9, expression(paste("<", k, ">")))

should work here.

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Sebastian Weber writes:
 > Hello everyone!
 > I'm trying to plot some mathematical expression along my axis, but
 > demo(plotmath) did not have the symbol I was looking for. In particular,
 > I would like to denote the mean of an observable by writing
 > <k>
 > which I tried to enter with
 > expression(group("<", k, ">"))
 > However, my naive try doesn't work and the help doesn't want to tell me,
 > does someone know?
 > And here another one: How can I sepcify which fonts get used with which
 > R prints those mathematical symbols? Since I finally include my plots in
 > latex-documents as eps, I would love to use the same font-encoding for
 > all postscript stuff. A problem in the past has been, that R embedded
 > it's own font within the ps-files generated. These were not compatible
 > with the fonts used at the magazine where I published my document. This
 > lead to quite some confusion as \gamma became g and so on. Any solution
 > to this problem? Any hint? As I'm not too much into font-encoding, I
 > have actually no real clue where to even start searching.
 > Thank you very much for any help.
 > Greetings,
 > Sebastian Weber
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