# [R] Order axis by number of entries in lattice plot

Luigi Marongiu m@rong|u@|u|g| @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Nov 5 11:10:19 CET 2019

Thank you. the factor approach worked all right. Thank you for Likert
also: I already used it but here I wanted to run with lattice only.
Best regards

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 6:57 PM Richard M. Heiberger <rmh using temple.edu> wrote:
>
> ## The likert function would work well for this example.
> ## Continuing from your example
>
> ## install.packages("HH") ## if necessary
> library(HH)
>
> likert(Family ~ Normal+Tumour+Metastasis, data = df,
>        main = "likert, data-order, ReferenceZero=0\nDuplicates your example",
>        ReferenceZero=0,
>        as.table=FALSE,
>        xlab = expression(bold("Number of species")),
>        ylab = expression(bold("Families")),
>        auto.key = list(space = "top", columns=3),
>        col = COLS)
>
> likert(Family ~ Normal+Tumour+Metastasis, data = df,
>        main = "likert, positive.order=TRUE, ReferenceZero=0\nThis is
>        positive.order=TRUE,
>        ReferenceZero=0,
>        xlab = expression(bold("Number of species")),
>        ylab = expression(bold("Families")),
>        auto.key = list(space = "top", columns=3),
>        col = COLS)
>
> likert(Family ~ Normal+Tumour+Metastasis, data = df,
>        main = "likert, positive.order=TRUE, ReferenceZero=1.5\nThis
> puts Normal on left and not-Normal on right",
>        positive.order=TRUE,
>        ReferenceZero=1.5,
>        xlab = expression(bold("Number of species")),
>        ylab = expression(bold("Families")),
>        auto.key = list(space = "top", columns=3),
>        col = COLS)
>
> ## For information on the likert function
> ?likert
>
> ## For more examples
> demo("likert-paper", package="HH")
>
> ## for the paper, open
> http://www.jstatsoft.org/v57/i05/
> ## and click on
>
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 8:32 AM Luigi Marongiu <marongiu.luigi using gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Dear all,
> > I am plotting some values with lattice barchart: the y-axis is
> > automatically ordered alphabetically; is it possible to order the
> > entries by number, so that the 'larger' histograms would be at the top
> > of the plot?
> > This is a working example
> >
> > ```
> > library(lattice)
> > Family = c("Adenoviridae", "Baculoviridae",  "Herpesviridae",   "Mimiviridae",
> > "Myoviridae", "Pandoraviridae",  "Phycodnaviridae", "Podoviridae",
> > "Polydnaviridae",  "Retroviridae", "Siphoviridae",    "Unassigned")
> > Normal = c(7, 15, 24,  8, 65, 24, 17, 16,  8, 15, 49 , 9)
> > Tumour =c(  17,  75,  94,  14, 242,  28,  41,  69,  12,  11, 305,  51)
> > Metastasis =c(41,  66,  95,   3, 173,  22,  33, 101,  12,  12, 552,  57)
> > df = data.frame(Family, Normal, Tumour, Metastasis, stringsAsFactors = FALSE)
> > COLS = c("darkolivegreen3", "brown3", "darkorchid3")
> > barchart(Family ~ Normal+Tumour+Metastasis, data = df, stack = TRUE,
> >          xlim=c(1,1000),
> >          main = "Alphabetical order",
> >          xlab = expression(bold("Number of species")),
> >          ylab = expression(bold("Families")),
> >          auto.key = list(space = "top", columns=3),
> >          par.settings = list(superpose.polygon = list(col = COLS)))
> > ```
> >
> >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Luigi
> >
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