[R] decrease amount of ticks on y axis in lattice levelplot

Weidong Gu wgu at uab.edu
Thu Jan 31 19:19:13 CET 2008

levelplot(, scale=list(y=list(tick.number=)))

Weidong Gu, 
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama, Birmingham
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Email: wgu at uab.edu
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-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org]
On Behalf Of Bram Kuijper
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:53 AM
To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] decrease amount of ticks on y axis in lattice levelplot

Hi all,

How can I decrease the number of ticks on the y-axis in a lattice 
levelplot()? I have as many ticks displayed on the y-axis as I have 
columns of data (1000 columns), how can I decrease this amount of ticks,

while still properly displaying all the data?

Note that I get my data from a matrix object, in which the z-values of 
the levelplot are the actual values in the matrix, whereas the row and 
column names are the x and y ticks (and thus character data). I guess 
that is character data is the root of the problem, but I don't know how 
to solve it.

I tried to change the amount of ticks using yscale.components, but this 
doesn't work:

yscale.components.myY <- function(...) {
	Y <- yscale.components.default(...)
	Y$left$ticks$at <- pretty(1,n=10)
	Y$left$labels$at <- pretty(1,n=10)


My full code can be found on pastebin:

thanks in advance for any help on this,

Bram Kuijper

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