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Re: Constructing a Label

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  • Subject: [mg93365] Re: Constructing a Label
  • From: WetBlanket <Wyvern864 at>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 04:53:14 -0500 (EST)
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On Nov 4, 5:17 am, Nikolaus Rath <Nikol... at> 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
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You need to use StringForm.   Look at the Mathematica Documentation
for this command.

Plot[(A=5)*Sin[x],{x,-5,5},PlotLabel->Text[StringForm[" '1'  ",A]]
PlotLabel->Text[StringForm[" '1'  ",A]]

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