Re: [R] Decimal point as a comma in postcript and pdf graphics

From: Greg Snow <>
Date: Thu 10 Mar 2005 - 03:23:44 EST

>>>> Peter Dalgaard <> 03/09/05 07:18AM >>>
>Ronny Klein <> writes:
>> Hi,
>> after a lengthy but unsuccessfull search I couldn't come up with a
solution to
>> the following problem:
>> I would like to have a "comma" instead of a "point" as the decimal
point in my
>> graphics, i.e. postscript and pdf files, for I write my thesis in
German. My
>> system is:
>> OS: Debian Unstable
>> R-Version: 2.0.1
>> System locale: de_DE@euro
>> Could someone, please, help me out or at least point me to the right

>> documentation. I'm just lost at the moment.
>We don't have a way of formatting numbers according to LC_NUMERIC, as
>far as I know. This leaves it to you to set up axes etc. to your
>liking, e.g.
> x <- rnorm(100,,.2)
> p <- pretty(x)
> hist(x,xaxt="n")
> axis(1, at=p, labels=sub("\\.", ",", p))

or for the last line:

axis(1, at=p, labels=format(p, decimal.mark=','))

>(and possibly throw in xlim=range(p) on the hist() call. Or use
>axTicks(), which is probably a better idea.)
>> Ronny
>> PS: The problem of displaying the German umlauts, I have already
solved: I
>> have to use the WinAnsi.enc as the default encoding file. Which is
odd in my
>> opinion.
>This should improve in 2.1.0 (or at least be broken in new and
>interesting ways) due to support for UTF-8 encodings.

Greg Snow, Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
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