[R] graphics and 'layout' question

Chuck Cleland ccleland at optonline.net
Fri Sep 15 15:42:37 CEST 2006

Arne.Muller at sanofi-aventis.com wrote:
> Hello,
> I got stuck with a graphics question: I've 3 figures that I present on a single page (window) via 'layout'. The layout is 
> layout(matrix(c(1,1,2,3), 2, 2, byrow=TRUE));
> so that the frst plot spans the both columns in row one. Now I'd like to magnify the fist figure so that it takes 20% more vertical space (i.e. more space for the y-axis). How would I do this in R?

  Are you looking for the heights argument?  For example:

nf <- layout(matrix(c(1,1,2,3), 2, 2, byrow=TRUE), heights=c(70,30))

>     thanks a lot for your help,
>     Arne
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