[R] text command - how to get a white background to cover grid lines

Pete Brecknock Peter.Brecknock at bp.com
Sun Feb 5 22:33:51 CET 2012

How about using the legend function ...

legend(60,2,"100 Random Normal Draws",cex=.8,text.col="blue",

You can customize my effort to fit your specific needs



Henry wrote
> New to R - rookie question. 
> I'm a mechanical engineer and enjoying using R to make high quality
> graphs. 
> I've searched. 
> I want to put text notation on graph plot areas and have the text
> background "box" white to cover over the grid lines. 
> my command so far.... 
> text(15,5200,"Air Flow",cex=.8,col="blue", background="white") # this
> doesn't work... 
> I've tried bg="white", background color="white" and a number of other
> attempts. 
> The text is getting placed on the chart where I want it. 
> Thanks, 
> -Henry

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