[R] Plotmath with values?
mike.prager at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 31 17:47:06 CET 2008
I hope to use the plotmath facility to print titles that mix
math and values of R variables.
The help for "plotmath" has an example, which after repeated
reading, I find baffling. Likewise, I have read the help file
for "substitute" (wqhich seems to be needed) without ever
understanding what it does, other than being used in some magic
I would like to do something like this:
aa <- round(pi,2)
plot(1:3, 1:3, main = ~ a == aa)
and have the main title read "a = 3.14"
but of course it reads "a = aa".
>From a user's point of view -- one who has never written a
parser nor taken a course in compilers -- what is needed is the
nonexistent function "value" usable in plotmath expressions to
produce the value of its argument, as
plot(1:3, 1:3, main = ~ a == value(aa))
How can this be done?
Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
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