# [R] Y-lim minimum overrun in barplot

David Carlson dcarlson at tamu.edu
Mon Jun 3 16:55:33 CEST 2013

```I believe you are looking for the offset= parameter. Consider the
following:

barplot(c(2, 3), ylim=c(1, 3))
barplot(c(2, 3), ylim=c(1, 3), offset=1)

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David L Carlson
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77840-4352

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[mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Nicole Prause
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Subject: [R] Y-lim minimum overrun in barplot

The code below produces the plot hosted here:
http://www.span-lab.com/ChartStop.jpeg

error.bar <- function(x, y, upper, lower=upper, length=0.1,...){
if(length(x) != length(y) | length(y) !=length(lower) |
length(lower) != length(upper))
stop("vectors must be same length")
arrows(x,y+upper, x, y-lower, angle=90, code=3, length=length,
...)
}

Means<-tapply(data\$IntercourseIntention,data\$FilmAndOrder,mean)
SDs<-tapply(data\$IntercourseIntention,data\$FilmAndOrder,sd)
b<-barplot(Means,col=c("gray","tan1","blue","white"),axis.lty=1,ylim
=c(2,3),names.arg=c("","","",""),ylab="Intercourse
intention",xlab="Film and condition")
legend("topleft",c("Pre drink, Neutral","Post drink,
Neutral","Pre-drink, Sexual", "Post-drink,
Sexual"),col=c("gray","tan1","blue","white"),pch=15)
error.bar(b,Means, 1.96*SDs/10)

(I know it's not pretty yet. To be fixed after the initial display
is reasonable!) The y average value minimum truly is 1.2, but even
ylim=c(1,X) produces this behavior of the bars running over the
x-axis. I should be able to specify the starting value regardless of
the range. Does anyone see the code bit I'm missing here?

Much appreciated!

Nikky

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