[R] disappointed with x-axes in hist and density plots
andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Jun 17 20:40:35 CEST 2004
You haven't read ?axis, I guess. Try using the at= argument.
Whatever you do not like about the default output, chances are you can
customize it to your heart's content...
> From: Rishi Ganti
> 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.
> 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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