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Re: Special characters in the axis label?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg80741] Re: Special characters in the axis label?
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:43:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <fb5olv$92s$1@smc.twtelecom.net>

Krzysztof Lebecki wrote:

> I want to make a plot with cute axis labels. That is easy, if I stick with
> simple function name, like M(i). Publication standards require that both "M"
> and "i" should be italic here, so following code works well:
> 
> ListPlot[{1, 2, 3}, PlotStyle -> PointSize[0.04], AxesLabel ->
> TraditionalForm /@ {i, M[i]}];
> 
> Now, for comparison, I want a plot of different function with a _prime_
> sign: M'(i). As you can imagine, I have no idea what to do to get it.

<snip>

Wrap the function with the prime sign within *HoldForm* as in

M[x_] := x^2 (* just to define M as a differentiable function *)
ListPlot[{1, 2, 3}, PlotStyle -> PointSize[0.04],
  AxesLabel -> TraditionalForm /@ {i, HoldForm@M'[i]}]

Regards,
-- 
Jean-Marc


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