[R] Prettier axis labels when using log scales in Lattice

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 20:20:22 CET 2010

On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Marc Paterno <paterno at fnal.gov> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to alter the way in which lattice functions (specifically xyplot) print the axis labels when one uses the 'scales' parameter.
> I can obtain the effect I want by using
>  scales=list(y=list(log=10, labels=expression(yvalues)))
> where yvalues are the values that would have been printed as the y-axis labels if the "labels" argument had not been present. To help clarify what I am looking for, compare the first of the following plots with the second:
> data(iris)
> xyplot(Sepal.Length~Sepal.Width, iris, scales=list(y=list(log=10)))
> xyplot(Sepal.Length~Sepal.Width, iris, scales=list(y=list(log=10, labels=expression(10^0.65,10^0.7,10^0.75,10^0.8,10^0.85,10^0.85,10^0.9))))
> The second is the effect I am trying to achieve. Is there a way to do this without explicitly entering the expressions to be printed on the y-axis?


xyplot(Sepal.Length~Sepal.Width, iris, scales=list(y=list(log=10)),
   yscale.components = yscale.components.logpower)

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