Re: [R] How to paste a vector of expressions and a character vector?

From: David Winsemius <>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:22:26 -0400

On Apr 1, 2011, at 12:32 PM, Marius Hofert wrote:

> Dear expeRts,
> I know I can't paste expressions in the normal way, but I just
> couldn't figure out
> how to get the following (I want to paste a character vector to an
> expression vector)
> right with bquote() or substitute.
> vec1 <- c("a", expression(tilde(b)), "c")
> vec2 <- c("1", "2", "3")
> main <- as.expression(paste(vec1, vec2))
> plot(0,0, main=main[2])

Do not use `paste` ... it coerces your expression to a character value ... use `c` instead:

 > main <- as.expression(c(vec1, vec2))
 > plot(1,1, main=main[2])

And then, even the as.expression is superfluous:

 > main <- c(vec1, vec2)
 > plot(1,1, main=main[2])


David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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