[R] axis.Date language
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 9 14:01:39 CEST 2012
On 09/07/12 01:43, Mikkel Grum wrote:
> Dear useRs
> I need to do graphs with dates in different languages on Ubuntu.
> In Windows the following will plot the date axis labels in Spanish:
> random.dates <- as.Date("2001/1/1") + 70*sort(stats::runif(100))
>> language <- "Spanish"
>> Sys.setlocale("LC_TIME", language)
>> plot(random.dates, 1:100, xaxt="n")
>> axis.Date(1, at=seq(as.Date("2001/1/1"), max(random.dates)+6, "weeks"))
> Changing the language to "English" will have the same code produce a graph with English labels.
> On Ubuntu, attempting to change the locale language results in an error message:
> 'OS reports request to set locale to "Spanish" cannot be honored'
> Is there another way of changing the axis labels for dates to a different language on the fly?
That is the way, but you are not specifying the language (really locale)
correctly. See the R manuals,
appears to work.
There are international standards for this kind of thing: and then there
is Windows ....
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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