# Re: [R] print formula on plot

From: Robert Baer <rbaer_at_atsu.edu>
Date: Thu 09 Feb 2006 - 01:25:40 EST

Only put the expression inside the expression?

> plot(x,z*x^2+z*x+z,type="l", main="My nice plot")
> text(-0.9,5,paste(zs,' ',expression(x^3))) # should work

Robert W. Baer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
A. T. Still University of Health Science 800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO 63501-1497 USA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Steiner" <finbref.2006@gmail.com> To: <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 7:47 AM Subject: [R] print formula on plot

> I estimate some parameters and I want to print them (pretty) on my plot:
>
> # somehow estimated parameters
> z<-c(1.543523e+00, 1.23453e+00, 3.454000e+00)
>
> x<-seq(-1,1,length=100)
> plot(x,z*x^2+z*x+z,type="l", main="My nice plot of the
> estimated function")
> zs<-format(z,digits=4,scientific=FALSE,trim=TRUE)
>
> text(-0.9,7,expression(1.54*x^2)) # is what I want,
> but DYNAMIC
> text(-0.9,6,expression(paste(zf,x^3))) # not really
> text(-0.9,5,expression(paste(toSting(zf),x^3))) # not really
> #using z (double) instead of zf (string) does not help.
>
> So my question is:
> How do I evaluate zf from the variable to it's (String) value? Here
> it is used within an expression: this makes all the trouble.
>
> Thanks for help, I tried 2 hrs now...
> Thomas
>
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