# [R] (Lattice) How to improve the readability of a bwplot, i.e. separating groups somehow

8rino-Luca Pantani ottorino-luca.pantani at unifi.it
Tue Aug 3 13:39:56 CEST 2004

```Hi all,
first of all thanks for the answer to my previous question on lattice some
time ago.
In particular to Patrick Connolly for advices on netiquette (I hope this
time I'm doing right....)
and to Deepayan Sarkar fro the help on lattice.

mydf<-cbind.data.frame(
RESPONSE = c(rnorm(9,rep(2:4,each=3),10),
rnorm(9,rep(7:9,each=3),10),
rnorm(9,rep(5:7,each=3),10),
rnorm(9,rep(9:11,each=3),10)
),
STD =   c(rep("Std.Ext",18), rep("Std.Int",18)),
METHOD =  rep(c("A","B"),2, each=9),
VIAL =  rep(paste("Vial",rep(1:3, each=3)),4))
library(lattice)
my.theme<-list(background=list(col=0),
strip.background=list(col="transparent"),
box.dot=list(cex=0.1, col=1),
box.umbrella=list(col=1,lty=1),
box.rectangle=list(col= 1))
lset(my.theme)
bwplot(paste(METHOD,VIAL)~RESPONSE|STD, data=mydf)

as a (fictitious) experiment on a determination of a substance in 3 vials,
which was quantified
with an external (or internal) standard,
with two different methods (A or B)
with 3 injections per vial (replicates)

I would like to stress the difference between A and B (Method) in the
bwplot,
so I imagine I could distantiate the boxplots, or colour them according to
the "Method".

How can I add a blank line between "A Vial 3" and "B Vial 1"?
Or how can I change the colour of the boxplots? (say the three lower ones in
black, and the rest red)

Thanks

Ottorino-Luca Pantani, Università di Firenze
Dip. Scienza del Suolo e Nutrizione della Pianta
P.zle Cascine 28 50144 Firenze Italia
Tel 39 055 3288 384 Fax 39 055 333 273 OLPantani at unifi.it
http://www.unifi.it/dssnp/

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