[R] Positioning text in top left corner of plot

Daniel Brewer daniel.brewer at icr.ac.uk
Fri Aug 10 14:06:11 CEST 2007

Jim Lemon wrote:
> Daniel Brewer wrote:
>> Thanks for the replies, but I still cannot get what I want.  I do not
>> want the label inside the plot area, but in the top left of the paper, I
>> suppose in the margins.  When I try to use text to do this, it does not
>> seem to plot it outside the plot area.  I have also tried to use mtext,
>> but that does not really cut it, as I cannot get the label in the
>> correct position.  Ideally, it would be best if I could use legend but
>> have it outside the plot area.
>> Any ideas?
> Hi Dan,
> Try this:
> plot(1:5)
> par(xpd=TRUE)
> text(0.5,5.5,"Outside")
> par(xpd=FALSE)
> Jim

Here is what I used in the end:

Ans that worked a treat.


Daniel Brewer, Ph.D.
Institute of Cancer Research
Email: daniel.brewer at icr.ac.uk

The Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital, a charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England under Company No. 534147 with its Registered Office at 123 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RP.

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