[R] format for tick labels

Paul Murrell paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Tue May 29 23:03:12 CEST 2001


> I checked the archives, and I couldn't find anything pertaining to this:
> How do I control format (scientific notation versus decimal, e.g.) on tick
> labels?

You might want to look at axis() and formatC().  For example, try ...

    x <- c(0, 100, 10000, 1000000)
    y <- 1:4
    plot(x, y)
    at <- pretty(x)
    plot(x, y, axes=F)
    axis(1, at=at, labels=formatC(at, format="f", digits=0))

Hope that helps


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