Re: Constructing a Label

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg93365] Re: Constructing a Label*From*: WetBlanket <Wyvern864 at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 04:53:14 -0500 (EST)*References*: <gepb15$sfr$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Nov 4, 5:17 am, Nikolaus Rath <Nikol... at rath.org> wrote: > Hello, > > I want to automatically construct labels of the form > "A = <value of A>" for a number of plots. > > However, I cannot quite figure out how to generate the above > expression. My first idea was to construct it as a string > > label = "A = " <> ToString[A] > > but this looks horribly if A is more complicated than just a single > literal. So I assume that I have to "concatenate" the Mathematica > expressions "A = " and A (rather than the stringified A). But how do I > do that? My feeble attempts with > > label = RowBox["A", "=", A] > > are displayed exactly the way I entered them, i.e. with the literal > "RowBox" printed out. > > Thanks in advance, > > -Nikolaus > > -- > =C2=BBIt is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the major= ity. > By definition, there are already enough people to do that.=C2=AB > = -J.H. Hardy > > PGP fingerprint: 5B93 61F8 4EA2 E279 ABF6 02CF A9AD B7F8 AE4E 425C You need to use StringForm. Look at the Mathematica Documentation for this command. Example: Plot[(A=5)*Sin[x],{x,-5,5},PlotLabel->Text[StringForm[" '1' ",A]] PlotLabel->Text[StringForm[" '1' ",A]]