Re: [R] Wrapping long labels in barplot(2)

From: Jan P. Smit <janpsmit_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 15 Apr 2005 - 11:45:09 EST

Dear Marc,

Excellent, this is exactly what I was looking for. The only thing I had to change in your code was turning 'short.labels' into a factor.

Many thanks and best regards,

Jan

Marc Schwartz wrote:
> Building on Tom's reply, the following should work:
>
>

>>labels <- factor(paste("This is a long label ", 1:10))
>>labels

>
> [1] This is a long label 1 This is a long label 2
> [3] This is a long label 3 This is a long label 4
> [5] This is a long label 5 This is a long label 6
> [7] This is a long label 7 This is a long label 8
> [9] This is a long label 9 This is a long label 10
> 10 Levels: This is a long label 1 ... This is a long label 9
>
>
>
>>short.labels <- sapply(labels, function(x) paste(strwrap(x,

>
> 10), collapse = "\n"), USE.NAMES = FALSE)
>
>
>>short.labels

>
> [1] "This is\na long\nlabel 1" "This is\na long\nlabel 2"
> [3] "This is\na long\nlabel 3" "This is\na long\nlabel 4"
> [5] "This is\na long\nlabel 5" "This is\na long\nlabel 6"
> [7] "This is\na long\nlabel 7" "This is\na long\nlabel 8"
> [9] "This is\na long\nlabel 9" "This is\na long\nlabel 10"
>
>
>>mp <- barplot2(1:10)
>>mtext(1, text = short.labels, at = mp, line = 2)

>
>
>
> HTH,
>
> Marc Schwartz
>
>
> On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 16:14 +0700, Jan P. Smit wrote:
>
>>Dear Tom,
>>
>>Many thanks. I think this gets me in the right direction, but 
>>concatenates all levels into one long level. Any further thoughts?
>>
>>Best regards,
>>
>>Jan
>>
>>
>>Mulholland, Tom wrote:
>>
>>>This may not be the best way but in the past I think I have done something like
>>>
>>>levels(x) <- paste(strwrap(levels(x),20,prefix = ""),collapse = "\n")
>>>
>>>Tom
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Jan P. Smit [mailto:janpsmit@gmail.com]
>>>>Sent: Thursday, 14 April 2005 11:48 AM
>>>>To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
>>>>Subject: [R] Wrapping long labels in barplot(2)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I am using barplot, and barplot2 in the gregmisc bundle, in the 
>>>>following way:
>>>>
>>>>barplot2(sort(xtabs(expend / 1000 ~ theme)),
>>>>    col = c(mdg7, mdg8, mdg3, mdg1), horiz = T, las = 1,
>>>>    xlab = "$ '000", plot.grid = T)
>>>>
>>>>The problem is that the values of 'theme', which is a factor, are in 
>>>>some cases rather long, so that I would like to wrap/split them at a 
>>>>space once they exceed, say, 20 characters. What I'm doing now is 
>>>>specifying names.arg manually with '\n' where I want the 
>>>>breaks, but I 
>>>>would like to automate the process.
>>>>
>>>>I've looked for a solution using 'strwrap', but am not sure 
>>>>how to apply 
>>>>it in this situation.
>>>>
>>>>Jan Smit
>>>>

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