[R] legend with filled boxes AND lines

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jul 3 18:41:54 CEST 2006

Did you try  legend(......, lty=..., fill=...,  merge = TRUE) ?

In an example I just tried, this allowed to give filled boxes
*and* lines.

Please give a reproducible example of what you did -- maybe by
modifying one of the many  example(legend)  examples.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

>>>>> "florian" == florian koller <florian.koller at gfk.com>
>>>>>     on Mon, 3 Jul 2006 13:40:33 +0200 writes:

    florian> Dear all,

    florian> Is there a straightforward way to create a legend
    florian> box that has both filled boxes and lines?  So far I
    florian> have built around this problem by creating two
    florian> legends (with bty = "n") and manually drawing a box
    florian> around both (but this is cumbersome, because I have
    florian> to check upon the y coordinates of the legends
    florian> every time).

    florian> If I do something like > legend( ...,c("X1","X2",
    florian> "mean"), fill = c("red", "blue", 0), lty = (0,0,2))
    florian> < , I cannot get rid of the unfilled box or change
    florian> the color of the fill box border (from its default
    florian> color "black"), and I end up with two filled boxes
    florian> and an empty, black-lined box plus the line as a
    florian> legend for the third argument "mean". This trick
    florian> therefore only works if I define "black" as the bg
    florian> color for the complete legend box (because it masks
    florian> the empty box from the fill argument). So, if there
    florian> is a command to modify the color of the fill box
    florian> border line (not the legend box border line), this
    florian> would help me, too (still not ideal, though...).

    florian> Thanks,
    florian> Florian

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