[R] ylab in plot.POSIXct
Ed Kademan
kademan at phz.com
Wed Apr 30 21:10:52 CEST 2003
I am using R-1.7.0 and have some data which consist of one vector of
numbers and a second corresponding vector of dates belonging to the
POSIXct class. I would like to plot the numbers against the dates.
What is the best way to do this?
It almost works to just call `plot.' However if I do this while using
the `ylab' parameter I get a warning message:
parameter "ylab" couldn't be set in high-level plot() function
Here is a function that demonstrates the behavior.
ylabProblem <- function() {
x <- ISOdate(2003, 4, 1:10) # POSIXct vector
y <- rnorm(10)
plot(x, y, ylab = 'I am y')
}
It works to invoke the low-level plotting routines by hand as follows:
ylabNoProblem <- function() {
x <- ISOdate(2003, 4, 1:10) # POSIXct vector
y <- rnorm(10)
plot.default(x, y, xaxt = 'n', xlab = '', ylab = 'I am y')
axis.POSIXct(1, x)
}
But I don't like calling methods explicitly like this.
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