[R] Use of adj in axis()

Patrick Connolly pconnolly at hort.cri.nz
Tue Jul 18 04:47:33 CEST 2000

platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i686             
os       linux-gnu        
system   i686, linux-gnu  
major    1                
minor    1.0              
year     2000             
month    June             
day      15               
language R                

I'm trying to adjust the tick labels on a vertical axis. I wanted them
to be horizontal instead of vertical.  In the case of a vertical axis,
las = 1 is the same as las = 2.  

That's fine except that if the font size for the labels is reduced
below the default, they no longer align with the tick marks.  I can't
adjust using adj because it adjusts only the horizontal placement.
The vertical alignment that is available in text() is not available
with axis().

My question is this:

Is it possible without fudging with the at setting to get the labels
to align with the tick marks?

BTW: is there any documentation describing what text() does
differently with hershey fonts and "standard" fonts.  Seems to have
something to do with a different default value of the second value in
adj -- but that's not quite it either.


Patrick Connolly
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