[R] Scientific Notation

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Wed Sep 26 17:35:56 CEST 2007

On 9/26/2007 11:24 AM, Jacques Wagnor wrote:
> Dear List:
> Below is how I specify an axis:
> axis(2, at=c(0.00005, 0.0005))
> R displays the numbers in scientific notation.  What
> argument/parameter should I use to tell R to display the numbers as
> specified rather than in scientific notation?

Something like

axis(2, at=c(0.00005, 0.0005), labels=c("0.00005", "0.0005"))

is a way to be 100% sure of what will be displayed, but in this 
particular instance,

at <- c(0.00005, 0.0005)
axis(2, at=at, labels=format(at, sci=FALSE))

comes close, and there may be some other format spec that gets exactly 
what you want.

Duncan Murdoch

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