Re: [R] Latex \ell symbol in plotmath

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 14:45:40 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Mario dos Reis wrote:

> I am using R 2.5.0 on Fedora Linux core 6, AMD 64.

So for a suitable font you should be able to make this work on X11: I did on my FC5 Opteron system (but the fonts are on a fully loaded separate font server).

> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Mario dos Reis wrote:
>>> Is it possible to use the '\ell' (i.e. the log likelihood) in plots?
>> 'plots'? On what OS and what device? (There is no general solution
>> here.)
>>> I've been browsing the plotmath documentation unsucesfully.
>> That symbol is in neither of the Latin-1 nor symbol encoding used in R's
>> standard fonts for postscript(), pdf() and the like. Since it is not in
>> the Adobe symbol encoding it is not accessible via plotmath.
>> It is Unicode character U+2113, and so on UTF-8 R systems you may well be
>> able to enter it as \u2113 and get it plotted on-screen in a suitable font.
>> But we'd need to know a lot more about your system to advise on how exactly
>> to do so.
> Cheers,
> Mario dos Reis
> +44 (0)20 8816 2300
> Division of Mathematical Biology
> National Institute for Medical Research
> The Ridgeway
> Mill Hill
> London, NW7 1AA, UK

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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