[R] Boxplot names format

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Wed Apr 11 14:33:38 CEST 2007

On Apr 11, 2007, at 5:31 AM, Jose Sierra wrote:

> Thank you very much Peters..... it runs !!!!
> Peter Danenberg escribió:
>>> I create a boxplot but the names are too longs and i cant see them
>>> complete.
>>      If you're referring to labels on the x-axis, Jose, I'll
>> sometimes rotate them and increase the bottom margin:

I personally prefer to just turn the boxplot horizontally, and use  
las=1 to display the labels on the y axis horizontally. Makes them  
easier to read in my opinion. Or perhaps I am committing a faux-pas?  
Are boxplots considered harder to read if they are horizontal?

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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