Re: [R] plot layout with several plots ON plot area of previous plot

From: Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:03:18 +0200

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On 07/04/11 12:53, Jim Lemon wrote:

> On 04/07/2011 07:39 PM, Rainer M Krug wrote:

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>> On 07/04/11 11:27, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I would like to have a plot layout, on which line graphs are on the plot
>>> area of an underlying bar graph.
>>> How can I achieve this? I know about layout() and par() to create a
>>> layout, but as far as I know, they assign non-overlapping plot areas.
>>
>> Sorry - did not do my homework and forgot to google - found the solution
>> (http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/04/11/6449.html).
>>
>> But an additional question - uis there a way to position the plots in
>> relation to the co-ordinates of the first plot, i.e. the x axis of the
>> first plot (ehich covers the whole plot area) is from 1 to 6 - can I
>> position the second overlapping plot over the x-coordinate 3 of the
>> first plot?
>>
>> Rainer
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Effectively, it should look as below:
>>>
>>> |------------------------|
>>> | |
>>> | |---| |---| |
>>> | | | | | |
>>> | | | | | |
>>> | |-L-| |-L-| |
>>> | |
>>> | |
>>> | |
>>> | |
>>> | |
>>> | |
>>> |-the bargraph-----------|
>>>
>>> L: the line graphs
>>>
> Hi Rainer,
> I think you want the subplot function in the TeachingDemos package.

Exactly - why is such a gem of a function hiding in a package with Demos in the name? I would never have thought about that.

Thanks a lot,

Rainer

> 
> Jim
> 


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