[R] Can one aply 'mgp' to individual axis?
Frank E Harrell Jr
fharrell at virginia.edu
Tue Apr 16 12:46:05 CEST 2002
A general solution in which mgp.x and mgp.y could be specified in par would be extremely useful as it would allow a myriad of high-level plot functions to be called without change. Absence of mgp.x or .y would cause a reversion to mgp. I too have found a frequent need for unequal mgp for x and y.
On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 08:38:02 +0100 (BST)
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Tobias Hoevekamp wrote:
> > Dear R-wizards!
> > I want to move the axis label of the y-axis a little bit
> > more apart from the border of the plot (otherwise, it would overlap
> > with my horizontal numbering). 'par(mgp(3.5, 1, 0))' does it properly.
> (That's not a valid par call.)
> > Unfortunately, it also moves the x-axis label which does not look good.
> > Is there a way to specify 'mgp' for each axis separately or
> > is there another way to move just the y-axis label on its own?
> > Thanks for looking into my problem. I hope there is a solution to it :-)
> Use ylab="" in your main call to plot(), and place the ylabel subsequently
> via a call such as title(ylab = "foo", mgp = c(3.5, 1, 0)).
> Alternatively, use mtext to place the label exactly where you want it.
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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