[R] legends on the outside of the "box"

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at myway.com
Fri Aug 20 05:07:47 CEST 2004

Laura Holt <lauraholt_983 <at> hotmail.com> writes:

: Hi R People:
: Here is a simple set of commands:
: >x1 <- 1:10
: >x2 <- sqrt(x1)
: >plot(x1)
: >points(x2,col="red",pch=3)
: >legend(2,8,legend=c("First","Second"),col=c("black","red"),pch=c(1,3))
: >
: Fine.
: Now, I would like to put the legend box on the outside of the plot itself, 
: perhaps in the lower
: left hand corner.
: I've been messing with mtext, but to no avail.
: Any help would be much appreciated.

Admittedly this is not what you have asked for but smartlegend in
package gregmisc makes it very easy to position the legend in the
plot area.

More information about the R-help mailing list