[R] Create a plot legend in a new window

Henrik Andersson h.andersson at nioo.knaw.nl
Thu Dec 9 13:29:15 CET 2004

par(xpd=NA) will allow you to click outside your figure and create the 
legend there:

Short example:

Good luck, Henrik

michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:
> Hi
> I have a complicated plot which has a potentially large legend.  What I
> want to do is actually create the legend in a new window.  Has anyone
> done this before?  I'd like to be able to create a window with just the
> legend in it, and have it so the window is just the right size etc.  I'm
> sure someone must have done this already?  If not, any tips would be
> welcome.
> Thanks
> Mick
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Henrik Andersson
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