# Re: [R] several common sub-axes within multiple plot area

From: Greg Snow <Greg.Snow_at_imail.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:32:32 -0600

#my example:
dev.new()

layout( rbind( c(1,2), c(7,7), c(3,4), c(8,8), c(5,6), c(9,9) ),

heights=c(10,1,10,1,10,1) )

#Graph 1:
plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),

```      xlab = "Results 1 (Int)",
ylab = "Variable A",
main = "Factor X")
```

#Graph 2:
plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
```      xlab = "Results 1 (Int)",
ylab = "Variable A",
main = "Factor Y")
```

#Graph 3:
plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
```      xlab = "Results 2 (Int)",
ylab = "Variable B")
```

#Graph 4:
plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
```      xlab = "Results 2 (Int)",
ylab = "Variable B")
```

#Graph 5:
plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
```      xlab = "Results 3 (Int)",
ylab = "Variable C")
```

#Graph 6:
plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
```      xlab = "Results 3 (Int)",
ylab = "Variable C")

```

par(mar=rep(0,4))
plot.new()

text( .5, .5, "Results 1 (Int)", font=2, cex=1.5 ) plot.new()
text( .5, .5, "Results 2 (Int)", font=2, cex=1.5 ) plot.new()
text( .5, .5, "Results 3 (Int)", font=2, cex=1.5 )

```--
Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow_at_imail.org
801.408.8111

> -----Original Message-----

> From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Karl Brand
> Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:21 AM
> To: r-help_at_r-project.org
> Subject: [R] several common sub-axes within multiple plot area
>
> Dear List,
>
> I'd really appreciate tip's or code demonstrating how i can achieve
> some
> common axis labels integrated into a multiple plot.
>
> In my example (below), i'm trying to achieve:
>
> -a single "Results 1 (Int)" centered & btwn row 1 and row 2;
> -a single "Results 2 (Int)" centered & btwn row 2 and row 3;  and,
> -a single "Results 3 (Int)" centered at the bottom, ie., below row 3.
>
> I played with mtext() and par(oma=... per this post-
>
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2004-October/059453.html
>
> But have so far failed to achieve my goal. Can i succeed with something
> combined with the 'high level' plot() function? Or do i need to get
> specific with some low level commands (help!)?
>
> With big thanks in advance for any suggestions/examples.
>
> cheers,
>
> Karl
>
> #my example:
> dev.new()
> plot.new()
> par(mfrow=c(3,2))
> #Graph 1:
> plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
>       xlab = "Results 1 (Int)",
>       ylab = "Variable A",
>       main = "Factor X")
> #Graph 2:
> plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
>       xlab = "Results 1 (Int)",
>       ylab = "Variable A",
>       main = "Factor Y")
> #Graph 3:
> plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
>       xlab = "Results 2 (Int)",
>       ylab = "Variable B")
> #Graph 4:
> plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
>       xlab = "Results 2 (Int)",
>       ylab = "Variable B")
> #Graph 5:
> plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
>       xlab = "Results 3 (Int)",
>       ylab = "Variable C")
> #Graph 6:
> plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20),
>       xlab = "Results 3 (Int)",
>       ylab = "Variable C")
>
>
> --
> Karl Brand
> Department of Genetics
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