[R] disappointed with x-axes in hist and density plots
Rishi Ganti
rishi at iqmail.net
Thu Jun 17 19:28:57 CEST 2004
Thanks, but even with axis() I can't get the x-axis to extend to the sides.
Try, e.g.,
x = rnorm(1000)
you should have some values in excess of 3 (or below -3).
I want to draw the x-axis from -4 to 4, thus encapsulating all points.
axis(1,-4:4)
but it won't draw. It TRIES to draw it, but I don't see a -4 or 4 on the plot.
----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Lumley
Sent: 6/17/2004 9:53:33 AM
To: rishi at post.harvard.edu
Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R] disappointed with x-axes in hist and density plots
> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004, Rishi Ganti wrote:
>
> > I've got a few issues with the x-axes in the histogram and density plots. First,
> > often the default x-axis doesn't even extend to the length of my data. R often draws
> > histogram bars (or density lines) farther than the drawn x-axis extends. For example,
> > I might have a histogram bar at -15,000. But I wouldn't know that, because the most
> > negative number on the x-axis is -10,000. The second issue is the use of scientific
> > notation. Yes I can read it, but I don't prefer it. Is there any way for R just
> > to print out 1000000 and not 1e+6 on these charts? Thanks for your help. Rishi
> >
>
> You can use the axis() function to draw axes with any set of labels you
> want.
>
> -thomas
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