[R] scaling with relative units in plots or retrieving axes limits in plots
Greg Snow
Greg.Snow at imail.org
Wed May 19 06:37:10 CEST 2010
Look at the grconvertX and grconvertY functions for a built in solution with much more flexibility.
--
Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org
801.408.8111
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Jannis
> Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:50 AM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] scaling with relative units in plots or retrieving
> axes limits in plots
>
> Thanks for the replies! If anybody encounters a similar problem, the
> function that now does what I wanted is attached below.
>
>
> Best
> Jannis
>
>
>
> trnsf.coords = function(array_x,array_y)
>
> # This function transfers relative coordinates between 0 and 1 for two
> arrays with x
> # and y values into the coordinate system of the current plot.
>
> {
> plot_extremes=par()$usr
> x_min=plot_extremes[1]
> x_max=plot_extremes[2]
> y_min=plot_extremes[3]
> y_max=plot_extremes[4]
>
> x_trans=x_min+(array_x*x_max-x_min)
> y_trans=y_min+(array_y*y_max-y_min)
> output=list(x=x_trans,y=y_trans)
> return(output)
>
> }
>
> --- Jannis <bt_jannis at yahoo.de> schrieb am Di, 18.5.2010:
>
> > Von: Jannis <bt_jannis at yahoo.de>
> > Betreff: [R] scaling with relative units in plots or retrieving axes
> limits in plots
> > An: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Datum: Dienstag, 18. Mai, 2010 14:23 Uhr
> > Dears,
> >
> >
> > 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:
> >
> > 1. Predefined function
> > Is there anything available that lets me run (for
> > example):
> >
> > text(0.5,0.5,'middle')
> >
> > which always puts text on these relative points?
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> >
> > text(my.function(0.5,0.5),'middle')
> >
> > 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()?
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks for your help!
> >
> >
> > Jannis
> >
> >
> >
> >
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