[R] how to change legend size in a figure

Dimitris Rizopoulos dimitris.rizopoulos at med.kuleuven.be
Tue Apr 18 15:55:20 CEST 2006

probably the 'cex' and 'ncol' arguments of legend() will be useful 


Dimitris Rizopoulos
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Baoqiang Cao" <caobg at email.uc.edu>
To: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 3:38 PM
Subject: [R] how to change legend size in a figure

> Dear All,
> I am producing a figure with many curves on it. How do I make the 
> legends for all those curves smaller so that it can fit the figure 
> itself? The commands I used for ploting are:
> plot(x1,y1,col=1,lty=1)
> lines(x2,y2,col=2,lty=2)
> ...
> legend(0.3,0.4,c("name1","name2",...),col=1:20,lty=1:20)
> Any tips for making the legend fit the figure will very welcome! 
> Thanks!
> Best,
> Baoqiang Cao
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