[R] Degree symbol as axis label superscript [RESOLVED]

David Winsemius dw|n@em|u@ @end|ng |rom comc@@t@net
Wed Dec 1 02:22:51 CET 2021

On 11/30/21 1:22 PM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Nov 2021, David Winsemius wrote:
>> Really? What was wrong with this?
>> plot(1, 1, xlab=expression(32^degree) )  # the example given on 
>> ?plotmath
> David,
> Absolutely nothing. When there's no specific degree value in the label
> because the axis represents a range of values there's no digit preceeding
> the ^ symbol.
> The axis label is 'Temperature (oC)' with the degree symbol preceeding a
> character, not following a specific digit.

There's nothing special about following a digit. You can have it follow 
anything. Since you were going to need to quote the parentheses anywa, 
then have it superscripted above the level of the paren:

plot(1,1, ylab = expression(Temperature~"("^degree*C*")")   )



> Rich
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