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Re: Special characters in the axis label?

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  • Subject: [mg80744] Re: [mg80724] Special characters in the axis label?
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:45:14 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
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  • Reply-to: cfo at

Hi, Kris, 

   I assume you're using a version earlier than 6.0, since that semicolon at 
the end of the ListPlot statement will suppress the plot in v. 6. That being 
said, both M[i] and M'[i] work fine as AxesLabels in version 6.0.1. (Sorry I 
can't help right now for earlier versions). 

On Thursday 30 August 2007 00:32:54 Krzysztof Lebecki wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> 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.
> BTW, I already solved a problem how to show a convolution of two functions,
> (M*N)(i). I just use the star sign not from the keyboard but from the
> BasicTypesetting palette. This solutions does not work in the "prime"
> problem, however :(
> Any suggestions?
> TIA, Kris

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