mixing mathtext and regular text. possible?

Does anybody know a way to mix mathtext and regular text, for example in the axis label?

Something like

xlabel(r’$\rho^2$ along axis’)

doesn’t work. I know this is mentioned in the manual.
Just wondering if somebody knows a workaround rather than using the full Latex option.

Thanks, Mark

Don't have time to test now, but do I recall that \text is
implemented ->
xlabel(r'$\rho^2 \text{ along axis}$')

Cheers,
Alan Isaac

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On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Mark Bakker apparently wrote:

xlabel(r'$\rho^2$ along axis')

Mark Bakker wrote:

Something like

xlabel(r'$\rho^2$ along axis')

doesn't work. I know this is mentioned in the manual.

Does r'$\rho^2 \text{along axis}'

work/ I have no idea if it should, but that's how it's done in an equation environment in LaTeX.

-Chris

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If you have dvipng and set text.usetex : True in your matplotlibrc file, then
xlabel(r'$\rho^2$ along axis') works (and looks darn pretty thanks to Darren).

Ryan

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On 12/7/05, Mark Bakker <markbak@...287...> wrote:

Does anybody know a way to mix mathtext and regular text, for example in the
axis label?

Something like

xlabel(r'$\rho^2$ along axis')

doesn't work. I know this is mentioned in the manual.
Just wondering if somebody knows a workaround rather than using the full
Latex option.

Thanks, Mark