[R] Plotting sigma symbol with unicode and turning into pdf
Jonathan R. Blaufuss
blaufusj at carleton.edu
Thu Aug 13 00:42:42 CEST 2009
Paul,
You solution worked out really well when I ran my code in R. However, when I try to turn the plot into a pdf, the unicode string no longer seems to function and instead of the sigma symbol there are just two periods (See example code below).
The following is the code working in the R environment just like I want it to look:
set.seed(1)
Data=rnorm(100,sd=10000)
plot(density(Data))
text(25000,0.00004,
paste("\u03c3 = ",
format(round(sd(Data),digits=3),big.mark=",")),
font=2, col="blue")
Now when I try to turn the plot into a pdf, the sigma symbol no longer appears. It is replaced by two periods.
pdf(file="C:/Rquestion.pdf") ### Note: You can choose a place for this file to be saved
set.seed(1)
Data=rnorm(100,sd=10000)
plot(density(Data))
text(25000,0.00004,
paste("\u03c3 = ",
format(round(sd(Data),digits=3),big.mark=",")),
font=2, col="blue")
dev.off()
Is it possible to make the unicode string function when writing to a pdf or do I need to form the sigma symbol some other way?
Thanks for the help,
Jonathan
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Murrell" <p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz>
To: "Jonathan R. Blaufuss" <blaufusj at carleton.edu>
Cc: "Scott Sherrill-Mix" <shescott at mail.med.upenn.edu>, r-help at r-project.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:40:49 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [R] Using bold font with bquote
Hi
Jonathan R. Blaufuss wrote:
> Scott, Your suggestion works great for changing the numbers to bold
> font, but is it possible to change the sigma symbol and the equals
> sign to bold font as well? I've poked around ?plotmath and am I right
> in saying that there is a different method for controlling symbol
> fonts?
R graphics only recognizes a plain symbol font (it has this weird idea
that a symbol font is a font face like bold or italic).
For your particular example, because it is not a complex math formula,
you might be able to do a workaround by constructing a simple string and
specifying the symbol that you want using Unicode. Depending on what
system and fonts you have, the following might work ...
text(25000,0.00004,
paste("\u03c2 = ",
format(round(sd(Data),digits=3),big.mark=",")),
font=2, col="blue")
Paul
> Thank you for your help,
>
> Jonathan
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Sherrill-Mix"
> <shescott at mail.med.upenn.edu> To: "Jonathan R. Blaufuss"
> <blaufusj at carleton.edu> Cc: r-help at r-project.org Sent: Wednesday,
> August 12, 2009 12:43:12 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central Subject: Re:
> [R] Using bold font with bquote
>
>> From ?plotmath, it looks like when using expressions you set the
>> font
> inside the expression (e.g. bold(x)). It looks you tried this already
> but I wonder if there was something tiny out of place since the
> following works for me:
>
> text(25000,0.00003,bquote(bold(sigma==.(mySigma)),list('mySigma'=format(round(sd(Data),digits=3),big.mark=","))),
> col='blue')
>
> Scott
>
> Scott Sherrill-Mix Department of Microbiology University of
> Pennsylvania 402B Johnson Pavilion 3610 Hamilton Walk Philadelphia,
> PA 19104-6076
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Jonathan R.
> Blaufuss<blaufusj at carleton.edu> wrote:
>> I'm trying to annotate a density plot and I'm using bquote to paste
>> the sigma symbol next to the numeric text of the standard deviation
>> calculation that I am performing. I have been able to successfully
>> turn the sigma symbol and numeric output the color blue, but when I
>> try to change the font of the text to bold, R doesn't seem to
>> recognize the "font=" command in the same way here as it does with
>> "col=". (My code is below)
>>
>> set.seed(1) Data=rnorm(100,sd=10000) plot(density(Data))
>> text(25000,0.00003, bquote(sigma==.(mySigma),
>> list('mySigma'=format(round(sd(Data),digits=3),big.mark=","))),
>> col="blue")
>>
>> After searching the help files I've tried using the expression
>> command with "bold()" as well as inserting "font=2" after the color
>> command. However, I can't seem to get it to work.
>>
>> Can someone please point me to a resource that will help me figure
>> this out?
>>
>> Thank You,
>>
>> Jonathan
>>
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