[R] Changing font in boxplots
G Iossa, School Biological Sciences
G.Iossa at bristol.ac.uk
Wed Aug 8 16:07:34 CEST 2007
Thanks everyone for your replies.
And sorry if I have not been clear enough in my query (although I did say
that I run R on Windows).
Typing either par(family="serif")
solved the problem.
--On 08 August 2007 14:58 +0100 Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> On Wed, 8 Aug 2007, G Iossa, School Biological Sciences wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Thanks so much for such a quick reply.
>> I have tried to set all to Times font running
>> par(font.lab=6) (not 4, maybe this is a local setting on my machine?)
> '6' is a setting specific to certain devices on Windows. You should
> really be using font families (which are quite new and so not used in
> many of the introductions).
> will change the default for all the text on subsequent plots to be in a
> serif font, which on the windows() device is (by default) Times.
> The R posting guide does ask you to tell us your OS, so that points like
> this do not have to be guessed at.
>> but now the boxplot shown has the x and y labels in Times New Roman and
>> the x and y axis still in Arial. Any idea why R is not setting those in
> Because you did not ask it to. The font of axis annotation is set by
> font.axis, not font.lab (which is controls title()'s xlab and ylab and
> nothing in axis()). See ?axis and ?par, both of which make this clear.
> John Kane has claimed that what inline pars are used by boxplot() is 'not
> clear from ?boxplot', but the lack of clarity is his, not in the
> documentation. ?boxplot refers you to ?bxp, and that spells out exactly
> which inline pars are used.
>> Thanks a lot for your advice,
>> --On 08 August 2007 09:16 -0400 John Kane <jrkrideau at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>>> I don't know if boxplot will accept a font argument.m
>>> From ?boxplot it is not clear.
>>> You may need to set the par() command before the
>>> boxplot(mass ~ family, data=mydata, ylab="mass %",
>>> xlab="family",las=1, cex.axis=1)
>>> --- "G Iossa, School Biological Sciences"
>>> <G.Iossa at bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I am very new to R and this might be a simple
>>>> question but I have looked
>>>> everywhere you suggest before writing to you.
>>>> I am trying to change font type from san-serif to a
>>>> serif (Times New
>>>> Romans) on all labels and axis of my boxplot. I have
>>>> used this function in
>>>> other plots before, e.g.:
>>>> plot(residuals~lnlifespan, data=mydata, pch=psymb,
>>>> font=6, xlab="ln
>>>> reproductive lifespan", ylab="residuals ln mass",
>>>> font.lab=6, cex=1.5,
>>>> cex.axis=1.5, cex.lab=1.5)
>>>> and found that font.lab or font.axis=6 gives Times
>>>> font. However, when I
>>>> try for boxplot:
>>>> boxplot(mass ~ family, data=mydata, ylab="mass %",
>>>> font.axis=6, font=6, par(las=1), cex.axis=1)
>>>> it does not work (R does not give any warning
>>>> messages). I have also tried
>>>> family="Times" but without success. Any idea of why
>>>> is not doing it and
>>>> what I can do to get Times font on my boxplot?
>>>> I run R on Windows.
>>>> Thanks a lot,
>>>> Dr. Graziella Iossa
>>>> Mammal Research Unit
>>>> School Biological Sciences
>>>> University of Bristol
>>>> Woodland Road
>>>> Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
>>>> E-mail: G.Iossa at bristol.ac.uk
>>>> Tel 0044 (0)117 9288918
>>>> Fax 0044 (0)117 3317985
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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Dr. Graziella Iossa
Mammal Research Unit
School Biological Sciences
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
E-mail: G.Iossa at bristol.ac.uk
Tel 0044 (0)117 9288918
Fax 0044 (0)117 3317985
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