Re: [R] Avoiding overplotting of text.

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:36:00 -0600

> I am plotting some data, and use text() to get variable names next to
> points on the graph. What is the best way to make sure that these text
> labels are readable and not overlapping when two datapoints are close?
> I've tried using jitter(), but the effect is random and doesn't always
> give a good result.
> Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Have a look at pointLabel in maptools -
http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/library/maptools/html/pointLabel.html

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