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writing negative exponents in graph axis titles

Mar 14, 2015 1:29 PM
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I frequently need to use negative exponents to express units like grams per cubic centimeter g cm^-3 and so on in axis titles, labels etc. How can I do this in JMP? I've found no satisfying answer to this question online. Is there a scripting workaround?

Thanks!

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Re: writing negative exponents in graph axis titles

Unicode has numeric superscript and subscript characters, which might be enough in this case, assuming your font supports those characters. For example, "g cm⁻³". The superscripts: ⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁺ ⁻ ⁼ ⁽ ⁾.

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Re: writing negative exponents in graph axis titles

It would indeed be enough if it actually worked. JMP does not recognize keyboard Unicode, but it does ASCII. So I can get positive exponents with ACSII but not negatives because ASCII has no code for these. Would be nice of JMP developers to provide sub- and superscript options in the font dialog like everyone else.

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Re: writing negative exponents in graph axis titles

It's kind of clunky and I don't know how robust this would be, but in a pinch you can use the list of exponents in Xan's post as a sort of pallet to copy from and paste into, say, a JMP column name.

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Re: writing negative exponents in graph axis titles

You can enter the character on Windows with the ALT key in hex mode. This website has helpful instructions and codes for characters by name: http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm

The Alt key must remain pressed while typing all the characters.

superscript minus: **Alt ****+****207B **(the "+" needs to be typed but not the space)

superscript 3: **Alt +00B3**** **