Re: [Rd] Re: argument srt for mtext(); was: [R] using text on the x axis ticks rather than numbers

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 08 Sep 2004 - 17:17:31 EST


On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Uwe Ligges wrote:

[...]

> > Indeed, I think it is possible to provide an srt command (e.g. in half a
> > year for something like R-2.1.0). What is expected for "srt = 0"?
> > a) the current behaviour, i.e. srt=0 in respect to the las setting *and*
> > the margin side to plot the text in, or
> > b) always horizontally drawn text?
> >
> > I'd vote for b).
>
> That's easy, see the precedent in
>
> > > BTW, if you want to use srt with mtext(at=) you can always use S ....
>
> S ignores las if at= is set, so srt=0 is the current default behaviour.

Sorry, I garbled that. In S, srt=0 is horizontal whatever side=, and las is always ignored. Not that that is documented AFAICS, and it is hard to remember ....

[...]

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