# [R] greek in main title

Jerome Asselin jerome at hivnet.ubc.ca
Tue Jul 22 18:32:06 CEST 2003

Here is another solution. I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish
with font.main=6, though. See ?par for details: have a closer look at the
description for "font" option.

Cheers,
Jerome

theta <- 2
layout(matrix(c(1:4),2,2,byrow=TRUE))
par(bg = "cornsilk")
n <- c(1,10,25,50)
for(i in 1:4)  {
xbar <- rep(0, 1000)
for (j in 1:1000)
xbar[j] <- mean(rexp(n[i], rate = 1/theta))
heading <- paste("paste(plain('Exp w/ '),theta,' = ", theta,
", n = ", n[i],"')",sep="")
hist(xbar, prob = TRUE, breaks = "FD", main=parse(text=heading),
font.main = 6,
col = "lightgray", xlab = expression(bar(x)))
xbar <- sort(xbar)
points(xbar, dnorm(xbar, mean = theta, sd = theta/sqrt(n[i])),
type = "l", col = 2)
}

On July 22, 2003 08:11 am, Oldradio69 at aol.com wrote:
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>
> Hello,
>
> I have written a function that demonstrates the CLT by
> generating samples following the exponential distribution,
> calculating the means, plotting the histogram, and drawing
> the limiting normal curve as an overlay.  I have the title
> of each histogram state the sample size and rate (1/theta)
> for the exponential (the output is actually 4 histograms),
> but I can't get the greek letter theta to appear in the
> heading.  Is this possible?  I can get nontext for the xlab
> and ylab pretty easily.
>
> Thanks, Jason
>
> Below is my code.  Currently it just writes out "theta."
>
> function (theta)
> {
>   layout(matrix(c(1:4),2,2,byrow=TRUE))
>   par(bg = "cornsilk")
>   n <- c(1,10,25,50)
>   for(i in 1:4)  {
>      xbar <- rep(0, 1000)
>      for (j in 1:1000)
>         xbar[j] <- mean(rexp(n[i], rate = 1/theta))
>      heading <- paste("Exp w/ theta =", theta, ", n = ", n[i])
>      hist(xbar, prob = TRUE, breaks = "FD", main = title(heading,
> font.main = 6), col = "lightgray", xlab = expression(bar(x)))
>      xbar <- sort(xbar)
>      points(xbar, dnorm(xbar, mean = theta, sd = theta/sqrt(n[i])),
>         type = "l", col = 2)
>     }
> }
>
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