# [R] how do I eliminate excess levels in lattice contourplot key / legend?

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 21:37:56 CET 2008

```On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 9:13 AM, Seth W Bigelow <sbigelow at fs.fed.us> wrote:
> I'm working on a contourplot( ) graph, the subject of several previous
> posts to this list. The contours express probabilities from 0 - 1, but the
> key that is automatically generated by contourplot pads the probability
> scale with values that are impossible (i.e, range goes from -0.2 to 1.2),
> which will be confusing to those who view the plot. How can I get the
> scale to just run from 0 - 1?
>
> I have toiled mightily in the depths of the Murrell & Sarkar graphics
> books. Any pointers will be gratefully received.
>
> --Seth
>
> Minimal, commented code:
>
> library(lattice)
>
> model <- function(a,b,c,d,e, f, X1,X2)          # model function for
> contour plot
> {J <- a + (b*X1) + (c*X2) + (d*X1*X2) + e*(X1^2) + f*(X2^2)
>  pp <- exp(J)/(1+exp(J))
>  return(pp)}
>
> g <- expand.grid(X1= seq(0.3,0.9,0.01), X2 = seq(0.3,1, 0.01))
> ## create x and y data matrix
>
> g\$z <- model(-29, -14, 52, 80, -3, -56, g\$X1, g\$X2)
> ## Create variable z using model and g data frame
>
> contourplot(z ~ X1 * X2,
> data = g,
> region = TRUE,         # Add color to background
> cuts = 5            # Number of contour/color intervals.
> )

contourplot(z ~ X1 * X2, data = g, region = TRUE, at = seq(0, 1, length = 6))

-Deepayan

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