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# How to add a mathematical expression in axis label in a plot created by using plot function in R?

When we create a plot using plot function in R, the axes titles are either chosen by R automatically based on the vectors passed through the function or we can use ylab or xlab for particular axes. To add a mathematical expression in an axis label, we can use title function with expression function to define the mathematical expression.

Consider the below vectors and create scatterplot between the two −

## Example

set.seed(111) x<-rpois(1000,20) y<-rpois(1000,15) plot(x,y)

## output

Now suppose, we want to remove y from the Y-axis and put alpha square then it can be done as shown below −

## Example

plot(x,y,ylab="") title(ylab=expression(alpha^2))

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