[R] Non-standard axis plotting

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Nov 9 21:32:42 CET 2003


Laura Quinn wrote:
> 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.

If you specify the axis limits as (highest, lowest), R should do the 
rest.  For example, ...

	x <- -10:5
	y <- exp(x)
	plot(x, y, type="l")
	plot(x, y, type="l", xlim=c(5, -10), ylim=c(150, 0))

Dr Paul Murrell
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The University of Auckland
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paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz

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