[R] Increasing space for main title in a lattice (xyplot()) graphics.

Richard M. Heiberger rmh @end|ng |rom temp|e@edu
Thu Feb 13 06:07:59 CET 2020

It works as anticipated for me

> xyplot(1 ~ 1,
+             main="The quick brown fox jumped\n over the lazy dog.")
> xyplot(1 ~ 1,
+             main="The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.")

Something else you are doing is probably causing the difficulty.


On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM Rolf Turner <r.turner using auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> I'm trying to do an xyplot() with a longish main title that I'd like to
> split into two lines, something like
>      xyplot(<whatever>,
>             main="The quick brown fox jumped\n over the lazy dog.")
> When I do this I only get the last half, i.e. the "over the lazy dog."
> bit, and the first half doesn't appear.
> In base graphics I'd handle this sort of thing by increasing the third
> entry of the "mar" parameter.
> How can increase the space allocated for the title in lattice graphics?
> I've done a substantial amount of Googling and can't find anything
> helpful.  I've fiddled about with trellis.par.set() and cannot seem to
> get any effect.
> Could someone please give my poor feeble brain some guidance?  Ta.
> cheers,
> Rolf Turner
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