latex ' (prime)

Observe the following image:

import pylab
pylab.plot([0,1],[1,2],label="$\sigma'_0$")
pylab.legend()
pylab.savefig('test.png')

Notice that the \prime introduced by the single quote in the legend is not raised above the \sigma, like it would be in TeX (i.e., in TeX, $\sigma'_0$ is equivalent to $\sigma^\prime_0$, IIRC). Is this a design decision, or is it easy to fix? This is with matplotlib 1.0.0.

Thanks,

Jason

Did you try:

pylab.plot([0,1],[1,2],label="$\sigma^\prime_0$")

?

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On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Jason Grout <jason-sage@...2130...> wrote:

Observe the following image:

import pylab
pylab.plot([0,1],[1,2],label="$\sigma'_0$")
pylab.legend()
pylab.savefig('test.png')

Notice that the \prime introduced by the single quote in the legend is
not raised above the \sigma, like it would be in TeX (i.e., in TeX,
$\sigma'_0$ is equivalent to $\sigma^\prime_0$, IIRC). Is this a design
decision, or is it easy to fix?

Yes, both that and

pylab.plot([0,1],[1,2],label="$\sigma^'_0$")

work fine. So we know a (somewhat clumsy) workaround.

Jason

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On 2/1/11 11:40 AM, Darren Dale wrote:

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Jason Grout > <jason-sage@...2130...> wrote:

Observe the following image:

import pylab
pylab.plot([0,1],[1,2],label="$\sigma'_0$")
pylab.legend()
pylab.savefig('test.png')

Notice that the \prime introduced by the single quote in the legend is
not raised above the \sigma, like it would be in TeX (i.e., in TeX,
$\sigma'_0$ is equivalent to $\sigma^\prime_0$, IIRC). Is this a design
decision, or is it easy to fix?

Did you try:

pylab.plot([0,1],[1,2],label="$\sigma^\prime_0$")