From: Marc Schwartz (via MN) <mschwartz_at_mn.rr.com>

Date: Thu 10 Aug 2006 - 00:39:36 EST

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Date: Thu 10 Aug 2006 - 00:39:36 EST

Paulo,

par(xaxs = "i")

par(yaxs = "i")

hist(x, breaks = seq(-4, 4, 0.5), ylim = c(0, 40),

Thus, you need to set these prior to the plotting of the histogram.

par(xaxs = "i")

par(yaxs = "i")

hist(x, breaks = seq(-4, 4, 0.5), ylim = c(0, 40),

On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 18:49 -0300, Paulo Barata wrote:

> Dear Paulo,

*>
**> Thank you for your reply. But I doubt yours is a proper
**> solution to my request, for some reasons:
**>
**> 1. The position of the axis graphed with the command axis(1, line=-1)
**> depends on the size of the graphics window.
**>
**> 2. After your graph is on the screen, in case one may want a boxed
**> graph, a box() command will produce a histogram "floating in the air",
**> not "touching" the horizontal axis.
**>
**> Of course, one could build a proper box (with labels, etc.) by means
**> of more primitive graphics functions like lines (package graphics)
**> and others, but I think that would mean a lot of work.
**>
**> Thank you again.
*

*> Paulo Justiniano Ribeiro Jr wrote:
*

> > Paulo

*> >
**> > One possibility is to draw the histogram without axes and then add them
**> > wherever you want.
**> >
**> > For instance with something along the lines:
**> >
**> > x <- rnorm(500)
**> > hist(x, axes=F)
**> > axis(1, line=-1)
**> >
**> > For more details: ?axis
**> >
**> > best
**> > P.J.
**> > >
**> > On Mon, 7 Aug 2006, Paulo Barata wrote:
**> >
**> >>
**> >> Dear R users,
**> >>
**> >> The parameters xaxs and yaxs (function par, package graphics)
**> >> seem not to work with the function hist (package graphics),
**> >> even when the parameters xlim and ylim are defined.
**> >>
**> >> Is there any way to make yaxs="i" and xaxs="i" work properly
**> >> with the function hist, mainly to produce histograms that
**> >> "touch" the horizontal axis? The R documentation and the
**> >> R mailing lists archive don't seem to be of help here.
**> >>
**> >> I am using R 2.3.1, running under Windows XP.
**> >>
**> >> ## Example:
**> >> x <- rnorm(100)
**> >> hist(x,breaks=seq(-4,4,0.5),ylim=c(0,40),yaxs="i",
**> >> xlim=c(-4,4),xaxs="i")
**> >> box()
**> >>
**> >> Thank you very much.
**> >>
**> >> Paulo Barata
**> >>
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