[R] greek letters do not work in expression

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Sun Jul 30 17:25:42 CEST 2017

> On Jul 30, 2017, at 10:22 AM, Milan Cisty <milan.cisty at stuba.sk> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I appreciate suggestions for following problem. I wrote to RStudio:
> plot(c(1,20),c(1,20), xlab = expression(paste(alfa)))
> or the same happen when I wrote:
> plot(c(1,20),c(1,20), xlab = expression(alfa))
> what happen is, that description under x label is exactly "alpha", not greek
> letter alfa (α).
> Please where should I search problem, or what information to sent to list for
> identification of this problem?
> Thanks,
> Milan

Try using 'alpha' rather than 'alfa':

  plot(c(1,20),c(1,20), xlab = expression(alpha))


Marc Schwartz

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