[R] metafor package: changing decimal in forest plot to midline decimal
Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT)
wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Mon Jul 7 11:21:23 CEST 2014
I tried this:
res <- rma(measure="RR", ai=tpos, bi=tneg, ci=cpos, di=cneg, data=dat.bcg, slab=paste(author, year, sep=", "))
No warning, no scrambling, and all decimals shown in midline (also on the x-axis). But this is on Windows.
My guess it's a font issue. There may be others that can give more useful advice.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dietlinde Schmidt [mailto:schmidt.dietlinde at web.de]
> Sent: Monday, July 07, 2014 10:09
> To: Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT); r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] metafor package: changing decimal in forest plot to
> midline decimal
> Thanks for that link, Wolfgang. Unfortunately, there comes the Warning
> with it:
> "(process:3634): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to
> and decimal being "scrambled" in forest plot and not displaying the
> midline decimal.
> I think it has to do with the fact, that only 1-byte-codes are allowed
> for options(OutDec="\xB7").
> Or does it have to do with me using Ubuntu?
> Apart from that the options-command does not seem to change the decimal
> of values on the "true" x-axis under the plot.
> Still searching for a solution.
> Am 05.07.2014 19:06, schrieb Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT):
> > I found this:
> > https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2012-August/321057.html
> > So, use this before drawing the forest plot:
> > options(OutDec="\xB7")
> > Best,
> > Wolfgang
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> > Subject: [R] metafor package: changing decimal in forest plot to
> midline decimal
> > Dear R-Community,
> > I need to change the punctuation of the reported weights, effect sizes
> > and confidence intervals in a forest plot created with the
> > forest()-function in the metafor-package.
> > Midline decimal means that it looks like this (23*6) rather than that
> > (23.6).
> > Do I need to change the forest()-function and if yes which part
> > Or is there an otherway how I can do it maybe by changing the
> > rma()-function, of which the forest()-function is then applied to?
> > Thanks for any hints and tipps!
> > Cheers, Linde
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