[R] greek letters do not work in expression

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Jul 30 21:51:59 CEST 2017

> On Jul 30, 2017, at 8:25 AM, Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
> On 30.07.2017 17:22, Milan Cisty 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))
> Write "alpha", not "alfa".

To Misty;

This makes me wonder if the internationalization of the R documentation is overly "aggressive" in changing the spelling of "Greek" letters to conform to local spellings. Does your ?plotmath page spell the first letter in the Greek alphabet as "alfa".

> Best,
> Uwe Ligges

David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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