Re: [R] Dirty Rotten Hack. (reversing tickmarks on axes?)

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Sat 04 Jun 2005 - 03:11:39 EST

"Allen S. Rout" <asr@ufl.edu> writes:

> I feel dirty.
>
>
> I have some graphs I'm building to communicate chargeback rates and service
> usage for our backup system here at the University of Florida. These come
> down to daily data points on a graph of number-of-bytes transferred and
> stored.
>
> Since we chargeback on the same basis (price per MB this, price per KB that)
> the same chart with a different scale can be used to communicate bytes and
> dollars. I set about trying to accomplish this like so:
>
> http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~asr/media/r-foo/try1.png
>
> Those axes are a little messy. I tried nudging them around
>
> http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~asr/media/r-foo/try2.png
>
> which is better but not good. What I really want to do is tell my axis()
> function to reverse the tick direction: put your ticks and labels "inside"
> the graph. Something like
>
> http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~asr/media/r-foo/dirty-hack.png
>
> which I accomplished by telling axis() 'line=-47.7'.
>
> Eugh.
>
> Note that the distance between the left side and the right is different
> between the right side to the left. :) I don't particularly object to this,
> when you abuse a tool in this manner you need to expect oddities.
>
> I've wandered through the mailing list logs, and haven't seen reference to
> this particular desire. Am I alone? :)

Possibly in space, but not in time and space: Someone seems to have been there before. Check out

plot(0,tcl=.5,mgp=c(-3,-2,0))

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