Mixed Font Labels for Plotting
This function helps to format labels with bits of text in different font shapes (italics, bold, or bolditalics) and different separators. The output is intended to be used for plotting.
mixedFontLabel(..., sep = " ", italic = NULL, bold = NULL, parenthesis = NULL, always.upright = c("sp.", "spp.", "ssp."))
- vectors of mode character to be formatted. They may be of different lengths in which case the shortest ones are recycled.
- a vector of mode character giving the separators to be
printed between the elements in
- a vector of integers specifying the elements in
...to be printed in italics.
- id. in boldface.
- id. within parentheses.
- of vector of mode character giving the strings
to not print in italics. Use
always.upright = ""to cancel this option.
The idea is to have different bits of text in different vectors that
are put together to make a vector of Rexpressions. This vector is
interpreted by graphical functions to format the text. A simple use
mixedFontLabel(genus, species), italic = 1:2, but it is
more interesting when mixing fonts (see examples).
To have an element in bolditalics, its number must given in both
The vector returned by this function may be assigned as the
tip.label element of a tree of class
"phylo", or even as
- A vector of mode expression.
tr <- read.tree(text = "((a,(b,c)),d);") genus <- c("Gorilla", "Pan", "Homo", "Pongo") species <- c("gorilla", "spp.", "sapiens", "pygmaeus") geo <- c("Africa", "Africa", "World", "Asia") tr$tip.label <- mixedFontLabel(genus, species, geo, italic = 1:2, parenthesis = 3) layout(matrix(c(1, 2), 2)) plot(tr) tr$tip.label <- mixedFontLabel(genus, species, geo, sep = c("", "| "), italic = 1:2, bold = 3) plot(tr) layout(1)