[R] scaling with relative units in plots or retrieving axes limits in plots
Joshua Wiley
jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Tue May 18 16:35:35 CEST 2010
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HTH,
Josh
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 7:32 AM, Jannis <bt_jannis at yahoo.de> wrote:
> Dears,
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> a way to define x and y positions in plots in relative numbers (e.g in fractions between 0 and 1 referring to relative positions inside the plot region) would really help me. One example I would need this to would be to add text via text() to a plot always at a defined spot, e.g the upper left corner. Until now I always determined maximum x and y values and used those, but defining relative positions straight away would be much easier. Possible solutions:
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> 1. Predefined function
> Is there anything available that lets me run (for example):
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> text(0.5,0.5,'middle')
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> which always puts text on these relative points?
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> 2. Create my own function
> It would be straightforward to create my own function that translates the relative number to the axes values in the actual plot, so that
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> text(my.function(0.5,0.5),'middle')
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> would do what I want. For this I would need to be able to somehow retrieve the axis limits for x and y axes. Is there any way I could do this after having called plot()?
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> Thanks for your help!
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> Jannis
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Joshua Wiley
Senior in Psychology
University of California, Riverside
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