[R] Problem with plotting a square 1 x 3 plot and placement of outer margin text

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed Feb 8 20:44:03 CET 2012

On 07.02.2012 16:03, Mark Na wrote:
> Dear R-helpers,
> Please see the attached plot.
> The problem is that I have too much space between the x-axis label
> (which is mtext in an outer margin) and the plots.
> My par settings for this plot are:
>> par(mfrow=c(1,3),oma=c(2,2,2,2),mar=c(5.1,4.1,4.1,2.1),pty="s")
>> #here is the code that produces the three plots, which I have deleted for simplicity
>> mtext("Log Wetland Area",side=1,outer=TRUE)
> It works fine (less space between plots and outer margin text)) when I
> set pty="m" but then I get very long and skinny rectangular plots. I
> would like to keep the square plots.

Then you have to size the device in a way that it is roughly 3 times as 
wide as its height?


> Any help would be much appreciated!
> Many thanks,
> Mark
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