[R] Date format on x-axis

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 17 13:54:35 CEST 2007

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Sys.setlocale("LC_TIME", "en").

On Fri, 17 Aug 2007, inaki at goisolutions.net wrote:

> Dear R users,
> Plotting question from a R beginner...
> When I try to plot a response through time, for example:
>> Date<-c("2006-08-17", "2006-08-18", "2006-08-19", "2006-08-20")
>> response<-c(4,4,8,12)
>> as.Date(Date)

I presume that was Date <- as.Date(Date)

>> plot(Date,response)
> The dates on the graphic appear in spanish. This I guess is the default
> way of plotting because my windows is in spanish, but I need a "aug 17"
> instead of "ago 17" (agosto is the spanish for august)...
> I've tried,
>> format(Date, "%m %d")
> And although it does change the way Date is listed, well it's still
> plotted in spanish...
> I've also searched through par() settings, but xaxp,xaxs, xaxt, xpd and
> xlog do not solve my problem...
> Could anyone help me solve this format question?
> Thanks a million in advance,
> Greetings,
> Iñaki Etxebeste Larrañaga
> 	M.Sc. Biologist
> 	Producción Vegetal y Recursos Forestales
> 	ETSIIAA Universidad de Valladolid
> 	Avda. Madrid,57
> 	34071 Palencia (Spain)
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