[R] Changing the size of the bounding box

Jerome Asselin jerome at hivnet.ubc.ca
Wed Apr 23 23:53:50 CEST 2003

If you are using postscript files, see ?postscript to specify the width 
and height of the plot.
See also Section 12.5.3 (Figure margins) of the manual "An Introduction to 
R". Hopefully, it'll help you fix your apparent margins problem.
See also "xlim" and "ylim" in plot() to specify the range. And see "xlog" 
and "ylog" of par() to use log-scale.


On April 23, 2003 02:11 pm, Richard Anderson wrote:
> Greetings all:
> I have to create a graph that has very specific dimensions for
> publication purposes.  The graph is a semilog scaled graph and the
> axes must range from 1 to 1,000,000 on the y axis and 0 to 100 on the
> x axis.  The x axis should be exactly 8 inches and the y axis should
> be exactly 5.25 inches.  I've been able to set the plot area to 8 x
> 5.25 using the par(pin=c(8,5.25)).  The problem that I'm running into
> is that R seems to extend my data range by 4% to create a "bounding
> box" and this throws off the layout of my graph.  Is there some way
> to change this behavior?  Thanks in advance for any help.

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