[R] Troubles with plot margins

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 2 15:57:36 CEST 2001

On Wed, 2 May 2001, Marco Taboga wrote:

> I am trying to set the margins of a plot with mai and I get a strange output.
> I write:
> plot(rnorm(1000),type="l",mai=c(1,1,1,1))
> and what I get is a plot with unchanged margins and a column of four 1 plotted on the top margin.

mai matches main, which is an argument to plot.default.
It can't be set in plot, anyway.
> plot(rnorm(1000),type="l",mai=c(1,1,1,1), main=NULL)
Warning messages:
1: parameter "mai" couldn't be set in high-level plot() function
2: parameter "mai" couldn't be set in high-level plot() function



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