Re: [R] axis label justified

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 19 Aug 2005 - 17:02:12 EST

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Mulholland, Tom wrote:

> I note that the axis help seems to refer to padj. After playing around
> it is obvious that I don't know what is meant by this argument, so maybe
> I'm doing something wrong. My practical soultion is

It moves in the other direction: for the standard x-axis it moves strings up or down. Compare

> axis(1, at = seq(10,50,10), padj=0)
> axis(1, at = seq(10,50,10), padj=1)

axis() overrides any setting of par(adj).

I am not entirely sure why: my guess is that this is to avoid it being picked up when it was intended for something else like text. Certainly sensible values would be axis- and orientation- specific so the global setting for the device needs to be ignored, but why any setting in the call should be is less clear. Maybe the thing to do is to introduce an argument like 'hadj'.

> plot(1:50,axes = FALSE,ylab = "")
> axis(2,at = 1:50,labels = rep("",50),las = 2,padj = 0)
> text(rep(-4,5),1:50,labels=paste('a',1:50,sep=''),xpd = TRUE,adj = 0,cex=0.5)
>
> Tom
>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of array chip
>> Sent: Friday, 19 August 2005 7:09 AM
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>> Subject: [R] axis label justified
>>
>>
>> Hi, I am trying to make my axis labels left justified,
>> and have used adj=0 in the axis() without success. Can
>> anyone have a suggestion?
>>
>> axis(2,at=1:50,labels=paste('a',1:50,sep=''),las=2,cex.axis=0.
>> 5,adj=0,tck=0,mgp=c(3,0.5,0))
>>
>> Thanks
>>
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