Re: [R] axis and tick widths decoupled (especially in rugs!)

From: Yasir Kaheil <>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 14:03:43 -0700 (PDT)

This is an ad-hoc fix..

just drawing another white axis on top of the old one.. it looks ok :)


maiya wrote:
> Hi!
> (a complete newby, but will not give up easily!)
> I was wondering if there is any way to decouple the axis and tick mark
> widths? As I understand they are both controlled by the lwd setting, and
> cannot be controlled independently? For example I might want to create
> major and minor ticks, which I now know how to do by superimposing two
> axes with different at settings, but what if I also wanted the major ticks
> to be thicker? or a different colour?
> You might find this nitpicking, but I am particularly concerned about
> rug(), which passes to axis(), in that I cannot get a decent thick-lined
> rug, without the horizontal line also becoming equally thick.
> Is there any way to do this without having to resort to segments?
> Tnx!

Yasir H. Kaheil, Ph.D.
Catchment Research Facility
The University of Western Ontario
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