[R] switching only axis off in plot

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Nov 12 07:46:41 CET 2010

On Nov 12, 2010, at 12:50 AM, sachinthaka.abeywardana at allianz.com.au  

> Hi R,
> In the following code my x-axis is formatted in month format. Which Im
> happy with. The y-axis is what I want to re-format with something  
> else.

Did you mean x-axis?

> My
> question is, is it possible just to switch off the xaxis in plot  
> function
> (see below). If not how do you get the months to show up as FEB-YYYY,
> MAR-YYYY and so on, so I could fit a label on x-axis.

axis(1, labels=toupper(format(period, format="%b-%Y")), at=period)

> Thanks,
> Sachin
> p.s. sorry about corporate notice.
> period<-c(100120,100220,100320);
> y<-1:3;
> period<-as.Date(strptime(period,("%y%m%d")));
> #the x-axis has a nice format with the month names
> win.graph();
> plot(period,y);
> #I dont want to lose this x-axis formatting :-(

Sarcasm does not translate well across text based communication.  
Please be a bit more concrete about what you want (or don't want.)

> win.graph();
> plot(period,y, axes=FALSE, ann=FALSE);
> axis(2, at=1:3, labels=c("A","B","C"));
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