[R] How to adjust the y-axis range in barplot properly

Luke Miller millerlp at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 18:15:02 CEST 2011

This should do the trick:

barplot(data, ylim=c(60,90), beside=TRUE, xpd = FALSE)

As usual, check ?barplot first for clues on how to customize the plot
to your specifications.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Benedikt Drosse <drosse at mpipz.mpg.de> wrote:
> Hello R-Users,
> it might be a rather simple problem I have, but I couldn't find any solution online. Thus, here is my problem:
> I would like to adjust the y-axis range in a barplot, since all my values are >70. Therefore I would like to only visualize the y-axis from 60-100 (example 1).
> The problem is, the range of the y-axis is adjusted, but the barsize stays the same and vanishes from the plot area.
> How can I "cut" the y-axis and the bars in a proper way. Unfortunatlely I dit not get "gap.barplot" function to work on the matrix in example 1.
> I would be very greatful for some ideas and help,
> cheers,
> Benedikt
> example 1:
> data <- as.matrix(rbind(c(85:90), c(75:80)))
> barplot(data, beside=TRUE)
> barplot(data, ylim=c(60,90), beside=TRUE)
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