[R] Plot ticks and tick labels: thickness, colour?
edd at debian.org
Thu Aug 7 15:22:58 CEST 2003
On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 07:24:23AM +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> I think there is no disagreement in the help, but your experience does
> disagree with my experiments.
> font: font for text.
> col: color for the axis line and the tick marks. The default
> 'NULL' means to use 'par("fg")'.
> 'col.axis' The color to be used for axis annotation.
> 'col.lab' The color to be used for x and y labels.
> 'font.axis' The font to be used for axis annotation.
> > plot(1:10, col.axis="gold", col.lab="blue", font.axis=3)
> > axis(side=4, at=1:10, col="green", col.axis="gold", col.lab="blue",
> font.axis=3, font=2)
> So when calling axis, the colour of the line and the tick marks is set by
> "col" and that of the labels by "col.axis" and the xlab and ylab by
> "col.lab". Three separate components, three colour settings.
Ah, very nice. So all I needed was col.axis. Now that I think about it, I
guess I knew it was mentioned in ?par.
> As for fonts, "font" rules when supplied to axis, otherwise "font.axis" is
> I'll add a note to axis.Rd.
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