[R] Format of the tick label in a histogram

Paul Murrell paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Thu Feb 17 04:25:44 CET 2000


> I am producing a series of histograms and would like to control the format
of the tick
> labels.
> I tried using the exp=1 option, but apparently this can't be set in a
higher level plot
> function.
> I've unsuccessfully tried to modify the hist command.
> Any suggestions?

um ... you're trying to use a graphics parameter that exists in S-Plus, but
not in R ? :)

you might be able to do some of what you want by a combination of plot(...
axis(... at= ... labels= ...) or mtext(), and format() and/or formatC()


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