From: Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz_at_mn.rr.com>

Date: Fri 30 Dec 2005 - 01:12:36 EST

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Date: Fri 30 Dec 2005 - 01:12:36 EST

On Thu, 2005-12-29 at 14:49 +0100, Andrej Kastrin wrote:

> Dear R users,

*>
**> is there any simple low-level function that split "single-line" graph
**> labels and produce something like (e.g. for x axis):
**>
**> 100 300 500 700...
**> 200 400 600
**>
**> Cheers, Andrej
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You could do something like this:

# Draw some points

# Do not plot the x axis

plot(rnorm(1000), xaxt = "n")

# Now create the x axis labels, using "\n" for the odd values # This puts the following even values one line below x.lab <- paste(seq(0, 1000, 100), c("", "\n"), sep = "")

# Now do the axis, but tickmarks only

axis(1, at = seq(0, 1000, 100), labels = NA)

# Now do the labels

mtext(1, at = seq(0, 1000, 100), text = x.lab, line = 2)

See ?axis, ?paste and ?mtext for more information.

You might also want to look at R FAQ 7.27 on rotating axis labels, depending upon your requirements.

**HTH,
**
Marc Schwartz

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