Re: [R] Turn off border on barplot

From: Marc Schwartz <>
Date: Thu 26 Oct 2006 - 20:45:23 GMT

On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 16:13 -0400, Frank McCown wrote:
> I was wondering if there was any way to completely remove the borders
> around each bar when using the barplot function. I understand how to
> change the color of the border (border="white"), but I need the border
> to be invisible so I can plot many skinny bars right next to each other
> with only the bar's color visible.
> Thanks,
> Frank

You can try:

 # Set line type to blank
 # See ?par
 # First save current value

 lty.o <- par("lty")

 par(lty = 0)

 # Also set space to 0, rather
 # than default 0.2, if needed for more room  barplot(1:10, space = 0)

 # Reset to old value
 par(lty = lty.o)

Depending upon the "look" you need, setting space to 0 may be sufficient and still allow you to enable a border.

HTH, Marc Schwartz mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Fri Oct 27 11:59:26 2006

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