Re: [R] Thinking about using two y-scales on your plot?

From: Johannes Hüsing <johannes_at_huesing.name>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 18:22:09 +0200

Am 07.04.2008 um 12:24 schrieb Richard Cotton:
>
> thegeologician wrote:
>>
>> Of course, these plots could be plotted separately with a common
>> x-axis,
>> it's just a matter of saving space and of being used to that kind of
>> graph. I can't imagine anyone being falsely lead to a thought like "oh
>> gosh, the temperature is much higher/bigger/more than the
>> precipitation!" - that makes no sense.
>
> I think in the temperature/ precipitation case, whether to draw
> multiple
> y-axes or not is a fairly minor decision. The reader would have to be
> pretty dumb to assume that temperatures and precipitations can be
> compared.
>
Au contraire, the diagrams are set up to allow this comparison. Google for
"Walter Lieth" for details.



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