[R] different coloured axis title labels for different axes

Dalthorp, Daniel ddalthorp at usgs.gov
Mon Jan 11 18:52:55 CET 2016

How about this:

mtext(side=1,line=3,text='x axis',col=4)
mtext(side=2,line=3,text='y axis',col=2)


On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 7:44 AM, Evan Cooch <evan.cooch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Consider a simple plot of X vs Y.  There are elements on the plot that
> represent X, or Y, that are presented in different colours (say, blue
> for X,   red for Y). Rather than use a legend, I would like to have the
> title label for the X-axis be in blue, and the title label for the
> Y-axis be in red.
> While it is trivial to change the color of the axis title labels for
> *both* axes at the same time, I haven't figured out how to trick thing
> into generating a blue title label for the X-axis, and a red title label
> for the Y- axis (i.e., different colours on different axes).
> I'm sure this is out there on searchable pages, but, I haven't managed
> to stumble across the appropriate search phrase(s).
> Pointers to the obvious solution welcomed in advance.
> Cheers....
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Dan Dalthorp, PhD
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Forest Sciences Lab, Rm 189
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