[R] Break in the y-axis

From: beloitstudent <schurrk_at_beloit.edu>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:48:34 -0700 (PDT)

Hello all,

I have been having trouble getting a break in my y-axis. All of my data points are up around 100-200, but the graph has to start at zero, so i would like to remove all the white space using a break symbol. I have been able to get the break and labels to be correct, however, I can't seem to get the data to match the axis anymore. I must be using the axis.break() in plotrix incorrectly, but I cannot see where my issue is. This is what I have so far.


Saline <- structure(list(Time = c(-20L, 0, 30L, 45L, 60L, 80L, 110L,140L,200L, 260L, 320L), Average =
c(119.250,118.750,117.500,132.75,151.875,159.75,142.75,160,168,167.125,143),SEM=c(2.211,2.569,2.665,5.435146394,6.208741369,8.363550657,8.51349469,14.30284687,15.93865792,16.76541326,13.796)), .Names = c("Time (min)", "Arterial Plasma Glucose (µg/mL)", "SEM"), class =
"data.frame", row.names = c("1", "2","3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", "9",
"10", "11"))

Ex <- structure(list(Time = c(-20L, 0, 30L, 45L, 60L, 80L, 110L,140L,200L, 260L, 320L), Average =
c(117.500,117.625,117.375,134.5,166.25,173.5,164.25,162.5,160.375,150.25,139.875),SEM =
c(1.484614978,1.748906364,1.761,5.613395058,9.642063459,9.493284415,8.220804866,8.967059901,11.91626825,11.27169111,10.92915498)), .Names = c("Time (min)", "Arterial Plasma Glucose (µg/mL)", "SEM"), class =
"data.frame", row.names = c("1", "2", "3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", "9",
"10", "11"))

####plotted data with error bars
plotCI(x=Saline [,1],y=Saline [,2], uiw=Saline [,3], err="y", pt.bg=par("bg"),pch=19, cex=2.5 ,gap=0, sfrac=0.005, xlim=c(-20,340),xaxp=c(-20,320,12), xlab="Time (min)", ylim=c(0,200),yaxp=c(0,200,10), ylab="Arterial Plasma\nGlucose (µg/mL)", las=1, axes=FALSE, font.lab=2.2,cex.lab=1.6)

plotCI(x=Ex [,1],y=Ex [,2], uiw=Ex [,3], err="y",pt.bg="white",pch=21, col="black",cex=2.5 ,gap=0, sfrac=0.005, xlim=c(-20,340),xaxp=c(-20,320,12), xlab="Time (min)", ylim=c(0,200), yaxp=c(0,200,10), ylab="Arterial Plasma\nGlucose (µg/mL)", las=1, font.lab=2.2, axes=FALSE, add=TRUE, cex.lab=1.9)

axis(1, at=c("-20", "0", "30", "45", "60", "80", "110", "140", "200", "260",
"320"), lwd=2, font=2, pos=0,cex.axis=.9)

axis(2, las=1, at=c(0,40,60,80,100,120, 140), labels=c("0", "100", "120",
"140", "160", "180", "200"), lwd=2, font=2, pos="-20", cex.axis=1.7)

#####axis break
axis.break(2, 20, style="slash")

As you can see, my data does not fit my axis anymore. Any help with this problem would be fantastic. Thanks!


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