[Rd] axis() ignores supplied value of argument mgp[3]?

J. R. M. Hosking jh910 at juno.com
Sat Jul 19 22:24:30 CEST 2008

It seems that when an argument 'mgp' is supplied to axis(),
the mgp[2] value (position of tick mark labels) is honoured
but the mgp[3] value (position of axis line) is ignored.

   plot(1:5, xaxt='n', ann=FALSE)
   axis(1, at=2:4, mgp=c(0,-2,-3))

Axis line is plotted at margin line 1, tick mark labels at line -3.

Is this a bug?

J. R. M. Hosking

 > R.version
platform       i386-pc-mingw32
arch           i386
os             mingw32
system         i386, mingw32
major          2
minor          7.1
year           2008
month          06
day            23
svn rev        45970
language       R
version.string R version 2.7.1 (2008-06-23)

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