In my data.frame I would like to add two variables, "A" and "B", whose values contain respectively an n with the i subscript and an n with the s subscript.
As I have understood so far, it's not possible to specify an expression for the values of a variable, and hence to add special characters it's necessary to use unicode symbols. Some of this unicodes work in R, as for example the greek letter "mu", identified with the unicode \U00B5, or numeric subscripts, as you can see in this reprex in your R console:
x <- data.frame("A" = c("\U00B5"), "B" = c("B\U2082")) print(x)
These unicodes work also if I decide to put this variable in a
ggplot() object, because I will display the correct symbol ("mu" for example) on the axis text or the facets.
The problem is that when I do the same for the subscripts of i (unicode: \U1D62) and s (unicode: \u209B), R doesn't recognise the unicode and prints the whole string inside the variable name.
Do you know how I can resolve this issue and if this unicode works on every operating system?