[R] 'persp' query

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Oct 7 01:14:57 CEST 2009

I'm pretty sure side =2 will put it on the left hand side. May only  
work for specific views.

You would also want to assign an empty string to the persp zlab  
(although that's from memory and I don't have a session running to  
look up the argument.)


On Oct 6, 2009, at 7:02 PM, Geoffrey William Heard wrote:

> Much thanks David and Peter
> I thought about mtext, but didn't try it, as was unsure what the
> appropriate 'side' value would be. Any thoughts?
> Cheers
> Geoff
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Ehlers [mailto:ehlers at ucalgary.ca]
> Sent: Wednesday, 7 October 2009 1:43 AM
> To: David Winsemius
> Cc: Geoffrey William Heard; r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] 'persp' query
> David Winsemius wrote:
>> On Oct 6, 2009, at 4:46 AM, Geoffrey William Heard wrote:
>>> Hi All
>>> I'm creating some 3-D plots using the function 'persp', and have a
>>> query regarding the ability to make changes to the label of the
> z-axis.
>>> There are two things I would like to do. First, the default setting
>>> places the label a little close to the axis for my liking. Is there
>>> any way of moving the label? I've tried adjustments with 'mgp' in
>>> 'par', but without success. The second is to change the direction of
>>> the label. Currently it reads top to bottom, whereas I would like it
>>> to read bottom to top, as per a y-axis on a standard plot. Is there
>>> anyway of doing so?
>> ?mtext   # and use the adj argument
> Good idea. This works well if your z-axis is fairly vertical
> on you plot.
>  -Peter Ehlers

David Winsemius, MD
Heritage Laboratories
West Hartford, CT

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