[R] Space between axis label and tick labels

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Wed Jan 11 20:42:08 CET 2006

On Wed, 11-Jan-2006 at 10:52AM +0100, Kare Edvardsen wrote:

|> I'm writing an publication in two column format and need to shrink some 
|> plots. After increasing the axis labels it does not look nice at all. 
|> The y-axis label and tick labels almost touch each other and the x-axis 
|> tick labels expand into the plot instead of away from it. Is there a 
|> better way than "cex" to control the:
|> 1) font size of axis and tick labels
|> 2) font thickness
|> 3) placement of both axis and yick labels

Try ?par and check out what it has to say about cex.axis and cex.lab.

Without any example code, I'm not clear on what you've tried, but you
might need to check out the axis function as well.


Patrick Connolly
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