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Re: Help: How to add label such as "alpha" in plotting?

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  • Subject: [mg13815] Re: Help: How to add label such as "alpha" in plotting?
  • From: Harald Giese <giese at>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 04:18:34 -0400
  • Organization: Institut fuer Meereskunde, Universitaet Hamburg
  • References: <6rdml8$>
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Lizhi Ma wrote:
> Can anyone please tell me how to get a picture with labels in  Greek
> letters such as "alpha", "beta", etc..?

In version 3 you can write AxesLabel -> "\[Alpha]" or [ESC]a[ESC] or use
the Palettes BasicInput or BasicTypesetting (from the file menue).

> One other question:  How to put arrows in Mathematica plotting? Say
> something like
>    arrow from 0, 0 to 2,2

Show[Graphics[{Arrow[{0, 0},{1, 1}],
    Hue[0], Arrow[{.75, .25},{.25, .75}]}]]

(You would have found the previous example in the Online Help typing
"arrow" into the Go To field _and_ checking Master Index.)

> PS  Is there a way that we can key in LateX form and
>     get what we want in plotting?

You can write your formulars with Mathematica 3 and export them in LaTex


Harald Giese
Email: giese at
Phone: +49 (0)40 4123 5796; Fax: +49 (0)40 5605724 Institut fuer
Meereskunde der Universitaet Hamburg (Institute of Oceanography of the
University of Hamburg) Troplowitzstrasse 7, D-22529 Hamburg

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