# [R] lines and legend

Sundar Dorai-Raj sundar.dorai-raj at pdf.com
Tue Jul 1 20:36:54 CEST 2003

```Hi Anna,
What I often do before calling legend is reset the user-coordinates to
the unit square. As in:

plot(x = 1:100, y = 1:100, col = "red")
par(usr = c(0, 1, 0, 1))
# now place legend in upper left hand corner
legend(x = 0.02, y = 0.98,
legend = "test", col = "red", pch = 1)

Sundar

Anna H. Pryor wrote:
> Yes, I am using plot and then lines.  The legend is just not appearing.  I am
> using the coordinates of the legend (150,4) which work on boxplot and plot.
> I have not looked at the output of par (I don't know how to) to see if they
> are in the region.  I assumed if they worked for plot and boxplot they would
> also for lines.
>
> Anna
>
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>
>
> On Tuesday 01 July 2003 11:16, you wrote:
>
>>I assume that you are calling 'plot' and then 'lines'.  Is the legend just
>>not appearing?  what are you using for the coordinates of the legend?  Have
>>you looked at the output from "par" to see if these values are within the
>>plot region?
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>>                      07/01/2003 13:45
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>>When I am trying to put a legend on a plot where I am using "lines", R just
>>
>>ignores it.  I can do it with boxplot or plot, but just not with lines.  Am
>>I
>>doing something wrong?  Maybe I am just making a mistake?
>>
>>Anna
>>
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