Re: [Rd] boxplot() confuses x- and y-axes (PR#10345)

From: hadley wickham <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:34:41 -0500

> So given the help file, we should consider dropping the whole
> ``along the boxplot'' idea?
> {{well, yes, we should drop "traditional graphics" and work with
> grid-based graphical objects ("grob"s) that can be drawn
> vertically or horizontally,
> e.g., in lattice or (most probably) ggplot2
> }}

ggplot2 does this in a completely general way (i.e. for all types of graphics) with the coord_flip coordinate system, which flips the interpretation of the x and y scales. This includes producing smoothers of x conditional on y, and so forth.



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