# [R] Non-standard axis plotting

Giovanni Petris GPetris at uark.edu
Fri Nov 7 15:20:10 CET 2003

```If you want to preserve the aspect ratio of x and y axis, use asp=1
within the plot function.

To reverse the direction of the x and y axes, if I understand
correctly what you are trying to do, I am not sure. There may be more
efficient ways. What I would do is something along the following
lines:

plot(-x,-y, xast='n', yaxt='n')

and set manually the axis labelling.

HTH
Giovanni

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> Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 13:06:46 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Laura Quinn <laura at env.leeds.ac.uk>
> Sender: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
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> I am trying to plot positions on a grid where the x and y axis equate to
> longitudinal and latitudinal co-prdinates respectively. As these
> co-ordinates are southings and westings, i need the origin of my graph to
> contain the two highest values of each co0ordinate, with the values
> decreasing in both respects along both axes - I cannot seem to find any
> function within r to allow me to do this.
>
> Also, how can i avoid r automatically rescaling my data - my data points
> are not evenly clustered and I want the scalings on the x and y axes to be
> the same, so that they represent a true picture of the spatial scattering.
> R rescales the data to fit the best "square" in each case -
> misrepresenting the scaling of my data. I have looked at all the options
> within par() and axis() and nothing here appears appropriate.
>
> Thanks in advance..
> Laura
>
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