[R] Thinking about using two y-scales on your plot?

Johannes Hüsing johannes at huesing.name
Mon Apr 7 18:22:09 CEST 2008

Am 07.04.2008 um 12:24 schrieb Richard Cotton:
> thegeologician wrote:
>> Of course, these plots could be plotted separately with a common 
>> x-axis,
>> it's just a matter of saving space and of being used to that kind of
>> graph. I can't imagine anyone being falsely lead to a thought like "oh
>> gosh, the temperature is much higher/bigger/more than the
>> precipitation!" - that makes no sense.
> I think in the temperature/ precipitation case, whether to draw 
> multiple
> y-axes or not is a fairly minor decision.  The reader would have to be
> pretty dumb to assume that temperatures and precipitations can be 
> compared.
Au contraire, the diagrams are set up to allow this comparison. Google 
"Walter Lieth" for details.

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