[R] controlling plot spacing?
Paul Murrell
paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Thu Apr 19 22:44:08 CEST 2001
Hi
I think you want par(mgp). For example, try ...
par(mfrow=c(2,2), mar=rep(6,4), mgp=c(3, 1, 0))
plot(1:10, xlab="default position", ylab="default position")
box("figure", lty="dashed")
par(mgp=c(4, 1, 0))
plot(1:10, xlab="axis label further out", ylab="axis label further out")
box("figure", lty="dashed")
par(mgp=c(4, 2, 0))
plot(1:10, xlab="tick labels further out too", ylab="tick labels further out
too")
box("figure", lty="dashed")
par(mgp=c(1.5, .6, 0))
plot(1:10, xlab="both labels closer in", ylab="both labels closer in")
box("figure", lty="dashed")
For finer control, you will probably need to use mtext() to draw the labels
yourself.
Hope that helps.
Paul
> Suppose I have the bottom axis of a plot that looks like:
>
> ----+----+----+----+----+----+----
> | | | | | |
>
>
> 1 2 3 4 5 6
>
>
> Axis title
>
> 1. How do I reduce the gap between the ends of the ticks and the axis
> labels (numbers)?
>
> 2. How do I vary the gap between the bottom of the axis labels and the top
> of the axis title?
>
> I have looked in various places (help for par, axis, plot) but haven't
> found the solutions. Thanks for any help.
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