Re: [R] fine grain tick marks for zoo plots

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 10:40:16 -0500

I think the problem is that there is a bug in R itself. If we use axis instead of Axis it works even with no check at all:

plotmonths<-function(z,...){
 plot(z,xaxt="n",...)
 tt <- time(z)
 m <- unique(as.Date(as.yearmon(tt)))
 jan <- format(m, "%m") == "01"
 mlab <- substr(months(m[!jan]), 1, 1)

 axis(side = 1, at = m[!jan], labels = mlab, tcl = -0.3, cex.axis = 0.7)
 axis(side = 1, at = m[jan], labels = format(m[jan], "%y"), tcl = -0.7)
 axis(side = 1, at = unique(as.Date(as.yearqtr(tt))), labels = FALSE)
}

d <- seq(as.Date("2008-01-15"), as.Date("2008-11-04"), by = "day") z <- zoo(seq_along(d), d)
plotmonths(z)

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:08 AM, <tolga.i.uzuner_at_jpmorgan.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Gabor,
> Thanks very much.
>
> I tried that:
>
> plotmonths<-function(z,...){
> plot(z,xaxt="n",...)
> tt <- time(z)
> m <- unique(as.Date(as.yearmon(tt)))
> jan <- format(m, "%m") == "01"
> mlab <- substr(months(m[!jan]), 1, 1)
> Axis(side = 1, at = m[!jan], labels = mlab, tcl = -0.3, cex.axis = 0.7)
> #if(abs(as.numeric(head(index(z),1)-tail(index(z),1)))>367)
> if(any(jan))
> Axis(side = 1, at = m[jan], labels = format(m[jan], "%y"), tcl =
> -0.7)
> Axis(side = 1, at = unique(as.Date(as.yearqtr(tt))), labels = FALSE)
> }
>
> But that fails with the same error message:
> Error in axis(side, at = z, labels = labels, ...) :
> 'at' and 'labels' lengths differ, 0 != 1
>
> I think the problem is that, if one has a time series that goes from the
> 15th of Jan 2008 to 4 Nov 2008, in the absence of the test above, the script
> attempts to place "08" at the very left when that tick does not really get
> placed by plot.zoo. By testing that the time series is at least a year long,
> one ensures that there is space for the "08" tick.
>
> Tolga
>
>
>
>
> "Gabor Grothendieck" <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
>
> 05/11/2008 14:47
>
> To
> tolga.i.uzuner_at_jpmorgan.com
> cc
> r-help_at_r-project.org
> Subject
> Re: [R] fine grain tick marks for zoo plots
>
>
>
>
> Try
>
> if (any(jan)) ...
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:55 AM, <tolga.i.uzuner_at_jpmorgan.com> wrote:
>>
>> By way of follow-up, this will not work if the time series does not run
>> over
>> a year, as the replacement of January by the year fails on the second call
>> to Axis.
>>
>> The following tests for this:
>>
>> plotmonths<-function(z,...){
>> plot(z,xaxt="n",...)
>> tt <- time(z)
>> m <- unique(as.Date(as.yearmon(tt)))
>> jan <- format(m, "%m") == "01"
>> mlab <- substr(months(m[!jan]), 1, 1)
>> Axis(side = 1, at = m[!jan], labels = mlab, tcl = -0.3, cex.axis = 0.7)
>> if(abs(as.numeric(head(index(z),1)-tail(index(z),1)))>367)
>> Axis(side = 1, at = m[jan], labels = format(m[jan], "%y"), tcl =
>> -0.7)
>> Axis(side = 1, at = unique(as.Date(as.yearqtr(tt))), labels = FALSE)
>> }
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Tolga I Uzuner/JPMCHASE
>>
>> 04/11/2008 14:16
>>
>> To
>> "Gabor Grothendieck" <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
>> cc
>> r-help_at_r-project.org, tolga.i.uzuner_at_jpmorgan.com
>> Subject
>> Re: [R] fine grain tick marks for zoo plotsLink
>>
>>
>>
>> Many thanks all. The following does the trick for me, taken out of the
>> vignette:
>>
>> plotmonths<-function(z,...){
>> plot(z,xaxt="n",...)
>> tt <- time(z)
>> m <- unique(as.Date(as.yearmon(tt)))
>> jan <- format(m, "%m") == "01"
>> mlab <- substr(months(m[!jan]), 1, 1)
>> Axis(side = 1, at = m[!jan], labels = mlab, tcl = -0.3, cex.axis = 0.7)
>> Axis(side = 1, at = m[jan], labels = format(m[jan], "%y"), tcl = -0.7)
>> Axis(side = 1, at = unique(as.Date(as.yearqtr(tt))), labels = FALSE)
>> }
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tolga
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Gabor Grothendieck" <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
>>
>> 04/11/2008 14:06
>>
>> To
>> tolga.i.uzuner_at_jpmorgan.com
>> cc
>> r-help_at_r-project.org
>> Subject
>> Re: [R] fine grain tick marks for zoo plots
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> And there are additional examples in
>> vignette("zoo-faq")
>> and
>> example(xyplot.zoo)
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 8:26 AM, Gabor Grothendieck
>> <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>> example(plot.zoo) has an example.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 8:10 AM, <tolga.i.uzuner_at_jpmorgan.com> wrote:
>>>> Dear R Users,
>>>>
>>>> I am trying to get plot.zoo to place monthy tickmarks/labels for a time
>>>> series which spans daily data going back a bit over a year. Right now, I
>>>> am getting only one tick mark on the x-axis for the beginning of 2008.
>>>> How
>>>> can I force plot.zoo to place more regular x-axis tick marks on a
>>>> monthly
>>>> basis ?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>> Tolga
>>>>
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