[R] substitution in expression

Roger D. Peng rpeng at jhsph.edu
Mon Sep 6 17:27:12 CEST 2004

```You need substitute(), as in:

x <- "my"
plot(1:10, main = substitute(paste(x, " ", Delta, " values"), list(x = x)))

-roger

Wolski wrote:
> Hi!
>
> plot(1:10, main=expression(paste( x," ", Delta, " values" )))
>
> /E
>
>
>
>
> On 9/6/2004 at 3:50 PM Adaikalavan Ramasamy wrote:
>
>
>>>>I have been struggling with this problem for a while and I hope
>>>>someone
>>>>could help me. Or if someone could point me to a section in the manual I
>>>>would be grateful.
>>>>
>>>>x <- "my"
>>>>plot(1:10, main=expression(paste( x, Delta, "values" )))
>>>>
>>>>Q : How do I get the title to say "my (triangle symbol) values" ?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>The following trial-and-error produced mainly errors :
>>>>
>>>>plot(1:10, main=expression(paste( get(x), Delta, "values" )))
>>>>plot(1:10, main=expression(paste( substitute(x), Delta, values )))
>>>>plot(1:10, main=expression(paste( deparse(x), Delta, "values" )))
>>>>plot(1:10, main=paste(x, expression(Delta), "values"))
>>>>plot(1:10, main=paste(x, eval(expression(Delta)), "values"))
>>>>plot(1:10, main=paste(x, expression(Delta, "values" )))
>>>>plot(1:10, main=paste(x, expression(paste(Delta, "values" ))))
>>>>
>>>>Many thanks.
>>>>
>>>>Regards,
>>>>--
>>>>Centre for Statistics in Medicine       http://www.ihs.ox.ac.uk/csm/
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>>>>
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