[Rd] Re: argument srt for mtext(); was: [R] using text on the
x axis ticks rather than numbers
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 8 09:17:31 CEST 2004
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> > Indeed, I think it is possible to provide an srt command (e.g. in half a
> > year for something like R-2.1.0). What is expected for "srt = 0"?
> > a) the current behaviour, i.e. srt=0 in respect to the las setting *and*
> > the margin side to plot the text in, or
> > b) always horizontally drawn text?
> > I'd vote for b).
> That's easy, see the precedent in
> > > BTW, if you want to use srt with mtext(at=) you can always use S ....
> S ignores las if at= is set, so srt=0 is the current default behaviour.
Sorry, I garbled that. In S, srt=0 is horizontal whatever side=, and las
is always ignored. Not that that is documented AFAICS, and it is hard to
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