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

Bill Dunlap w||||@mwdun|@p @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Nov 30 21:39:49 CET 2021

The following makes degree signs appropriately, as shown in ?plotmath:
    plot(68, 20, xlab=expression(degree*F), ylab=expression(degree*C))
If you want the word "degree" spelled out, put it in quotes.


On Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 12:31 PM Rich Shepard <rshepard using appl-ecosys.com>

> On Tue, 30 Nov 2021, Rich Shepard wrote:
> > Thanks, Andrew. I will.
> plotmath didn't have the solution; the use of the LaTeX ^ for a superscript
> had a character or number preceeding it. Using 'degree' prints that string
> on the axis.
> What does work is using the unicode for the degree symbol as prefix to
> either C or F. In my case:
>         ylab('Water Temperature (\u00B0C)')
> does the job.
> I found this solution with the DDG search string, 'degree symbol in R plot
> axis label'. This stackexchange thread has the answer:
> <
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51799118/writing-the-symbol-degrees-celsius-in-axis-titles-with-r-plotly
> >
> Regards,
> Rich
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