Question: scatterplotmatrix subscript labels
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20 months ago by
dp0b30 wrote:


I am using the car package in R to complete a scatterplot matrix with linear regression lines. I wish the column names on diagonal to be in subscript for some of the characters, is there a way I can incorporate expression into var labels?

scatterplotMatrix(inbred[1:4],smooth = FALSE,ylim=c(0,0.35), xlim=c(0,0.35), reg.line = lm,diagonal=c("none"),var.labels=colnames(inbred))

I have tried the following

scatterplotMatrix(inbred[1:4],smooth = FALSE,ylim=c(0,0.35), xlim=c(0,0.35), reg.line = lm,diagonal=c("none"),var.labels=colnames(expression(F[123]), expression(F[222]), expression(F[333]), expression(F[444])))

Thanks! :)

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 20 months ago by WouterDeCoster32k • written 20 months ago by dp0b30

I usually use ggplot so if you would like to use that you can use geom_text() function to label selected points.

ADD REPLYlink written 20 months ago by Sej Modha3.6k
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20 months ago by
WouterDeCoster32k wrote:

I once had a lot of fun trying to get an exponent for R^2 in a ggplot geom_point()/geom_smooth() graph.
I can confirm this works for my specific case, but I'm not sure it will work for your needs:

rsquare = paste("R^2 == ", signif(cor$estimate, 3), sep="")
p <- ggplot(data=comb, aes_string(x=gene, y = paste("QS", gene, sep="_"))) +
    geom_point() +
    geom_smooth(method = "lm", se = FALSE) +
    annotate("text", x=max(comb[,gene])-1, y=min(comb[,paste("QS", gene, sep="_")])+0.3, label=rsquare, parse=TRUE, size=4, hjust=0) +

The magic is in the parse=TRUE part of annotate, converting the ^2 to a superscript 2.

EDIT: see that you are talking about "subscript" and not superscript, but possibly similar magic exists...

ADD COMMENTlink modified 20 months ago • written 20 months ago by WouterDeCoster32k
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