Re: [R] lattice: how to "center" a subtitle?

From: David Scott <d.scott_at_auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:42:00 +1200

  On 05/04/11 05:58, David Winsemius wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2011, at 1:27 PM, Marius Hofert wrote:
>
>> Dear David,
>>
>> do you know how to get plotmath-like symbols in both rows?
>> I tried s.th. like:
>>
>> lab<- expression(paste(alpha==1, ", ", beta==2, sep=""))
>> xlab<- substitute(expression( atop(lab==lab., bold(foo)) ),
>> list(lab.=lab))
>> xyplot(0 ~ 0, xlab = xlab)
> I _did_ have plotmath functions in both rows: But here is your solution:
>
> xyplot(0 ~ 0, xlab =
> expression( atop(paste(alpha==1, " ", beta==2), bold(bla) )) )
> )
>
> Note that `paste` in plotmath is different than `paste` in regular R.
> It has no `sep` argument. I did try both substitute and bquote on you
> externally expression, but lattice seems to be doing some non-
> standard evaluation and I never got it to "work". Using what I thought
> _should_ work, does work with `plot`:
>
> > x=1;y=2
> > plot(0 ~ 0, xlab = bquote( atop(alpha==.(x)*","~beta==.(y),
> bold(foo) ) )
> + )
>
> But the same expression throws an error with xyplot:
> > x=1;y=2
> > xyplot(0 ~ 0, xlab = bquote( atop(alpha==.(x)*","~beta==.(y),
> bold(foo) ) )
> + )
> Error in trellis.skeleton(formula = 0 ~ 0, cond = list(1L), aspect =
> "fill", :
> could not find function "atop"
>
I am not sure where I read it and I can't find it again, but my understanding is that expressions using bquote with lattice need to be enclosed in as.expression() to work. That is in contrast to what happens in base graphics.

Here is a simple example.

a <- 2
plot(1:10, a*(1:10), main = bquote(alpha == .(a))) require(lattice)
xyplot(a*(1:10)~ 1:10, main = bquote(alpha == .(a))) xyplot(a*(1:10)~ 1:10, main = as.expression(bquote(alpha == .(a))))

Which produces:

 > a <- 2
 > plot(1:10, a*(1:10), main = bquote(alpha == .(a)))
 > require(lattice)

Loading required package: lattice
 > xyplot(a*(1:10)~ 1:10, main = bquote(alpha == .(a))) Error in trellis.skeleton(formula = a * (1:10) ~ 1:10, cond = list(c(1L, :

   object 'alpha' not found
 > xyplot(a*(1:10)~ 1:10, main = as.expression(bquote(alpha == .(a))))

Using expression() rather than as.expression() doesn't produce the desired affect. Try it yourself.

As to why this is the case .....

David Scott

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