Re: [R] How can I fit the secondary y axis legend on my graph?

From: Jeff Bricker <jdbricker_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun 03 Sep 2006 - 18:52:50 GMT

I suspect you may need to tweak your margins. See the "mar" argument to the "par" command for guidance.

Something like par(mar=c(5,4,4,4)) should probably get you started, though.

On 9/3/06, Chris Grobler <bjorn.grobler@zoo.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear All,
>
> Having a bit of trouble with plotting two y variables on the same
> graph. I cannot manage to get the secondary y axis label on to the right
> of the axis - it gets plotted beyond the graphic window I assume?! The
> way I constructed the graph is thus:

>
> plot(data[,3],data[,2],axes=F, type="b") ## plots my data from two
> data colums without axes - fine
> axis(1, at=data[,3]) ## adds my
> primary axis - fine
> mtext("Year", side=1, line=2) ## Adds the title
> "Year" - fine
> axis(2)
> mtext("Index of population size", side=2, line=2) ## Puts the primary
> y axis on and names it correctly
> points(data[,3],data[,1],pch=16) ## puts my secondary y
> points on - also fine
> axis(4)
> mtext("Number of sun hours in April", side=4, line=2) ## if I enter
> "line=1" it writes over my inex numbers but if I put
>
> "line=2" it disappears.
>
> I assume that perhaps the graph automatically fills the space and does
> not leave any for 'odd' axes. My questions therefore are: how can I get
> the legend on that axis, how do I remove ylab and xlab to free the space
> that they take (as they spaced by default at "line=3" and thus waste
> space - I would like to set them to "line=2") and perhaps how do I
> scrunch up the x-axis so that it leaves more space at either side?
>
> Sorry for the ignorance!
>
> Chris
>
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