[R] Changing mtext direction, or using text for the margin?
David L Carlson
dcarlson at tamu.edu
Mon Jan 7 23:56:18 CET 2013
Or use the "ugly hack" with a bit of locator() trial and error.
Replace the last mtext() call with
text(17.9, 31.9, "dependent B", srt=-90, xpd=NA, cex=1.25)
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David L Carlson
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Greg Snow
> Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 3:59 PM
> To: David Winsemius
> Cc: r-help; Uwe Ligges; Michael Rennie
> Subject: Re: [R] Changing mtext direction, or using text for the
> margin?
>
> And look at the grconvertX and grconvertY functions for possibly ways
> to
> compute positioning information when using text with base graphics.
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM, David Winsemius
> <dwinsemius at comcast.net>wrote:
>
> >
> > On Jan 7, 2013, at 8:06 AM, Michael Rennie wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Any thoughts on what that dirty hack might be or any leads on where
> to
> >> start? Perhaps a whole new plot region in the margin or something?
> Is that
> >> even possible? I'm having a difficult time imagining how I can do
> this.
> >>
> >
> > The `text` function accepts the 'xpd' argument for `par`.
> >
> > ?par
> > ?text
> >
> > (Similar but not exactly the same as R-FAQ "7.27 How can I create
> rotated
> > axis labels?")
> >
> > I'm not sure what sort of "dirt" Uwe was expecting, but I'm guessing
> he
> > meant that you probably were not going to be getting exactly what you
> > wanted with the first attempt and were going to need to adjust the
> > locations "by hand" after digging around in the par documentation.
> >
> > --
> > David.
> >
> > Mike
> >>
> >> Uwe Ligges wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 07.01.2013 07:00, Michael Rennie wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi all,
> >>>>
> >>>> I have read through the archives, but can't find a solution to
> this
> >>>> problem.
> >>>>
> >>>> I need the text direction on "dependent B", plotted in margin 4,
> to go
> >>>> top to bottom (opposite what it is now). Here's some sample code:
> >>>>
> >>>> #plot with mtext example
> >>>>
> >>>> par(mgp = c(2,1,0), mfrow=c(2,2), las=1, mar=c(2,2,2,2), omi=
> >>>> c(0.5,0.2,0,0.2))
> >>>>
> >>>> a<-1:10
> >>>> b<-7:16
> >>>> c<-21:30
> >>>>
> >>>> plot(a~b, ylab="", xlab="", xaxt="n")
> >>>> axis(1, at=b, labels=FALSE, tick=TRUE)
> >>>> plot(c~b, ylab="", xlab="", xaxt="n", yaxt="n")
> >>>> axis(1, at=b, labels=FALSE, tick=TRUE)
> >>>> axis(4, at=c(22,24,26,28,30), labels=TRUE, tick=TRUE)
> >>>> plot(a~b, ylab="")
> >>>> plot(c~b, ylab="", yaxt="n")
> >>>> axis(4, at=c(22,24,26,28,30), labels=TRUE, tick=TRUE)
> >>>>
> >>>> mtext(side=1, "independent", outer=TRUE, line=1, padj=1)
> >>>> mtext(side=2, "dependent A", las=0, outer=TRUE, line=0.25)
> >>>> mtext(side=4, "dependent B", las=0, outer=TRUE, line=0.25)
> >>>>
> >>>> I have seen an example in help where i can use text and (srt) to
> >>>> manipulate this with a single panel plot, but not for a multi-
> panel
> >>>> example. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> You cannot do that with mtext, you rather need a dirty hack with
> text(),
> >>> I believe.
> >>>
> >>> Best,
> >>> Uwe Ligges
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>>>
> >>>> Mike
> >>>>
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> >
> > David Winsemius, MD
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> >
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