Re: [R] Changing default plot behaviour

From: <Richard.Cotton_at_hsl.gov.uk>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 16:25:15 +0100


> How would I make the default behaviour of my plots produce output such
> as the following (i.e. tick marks inside on all axes, labels only on two
> (arbitrary?) sides) without needing the five additional commands each
> time?
>
> plot(1:10, axes=FALSE)
> axis(1, tcl=0.5)
> axis(2, tcl=0.5)
> axis(3, tcl=0.5, labels=FALSE)
> axis(4, tcl=0.5, labels=FALSE)
> box()

Use a custom plotting function, e.g.
myplot <- function(..., sidesforlabels)
{

   #sidesforlabels should be a numeric vector containing the sides that you want labels on

   plot(..., axes=FALSE)
   par(tcl=0.5)
   for(i in 1:4)
   {

      axis(i, labels=i %in% sidesforlabels)    }
   box()
}

myplot(1:10, sidesforlabels=1:2)

Regards,
Richie.

Mathematical Sciences Unit
HSL



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