[R] Legend outside plotting area

J.delasHeras at ed.ac.uk J.delasHeras at ed.ac.uk
Wed May 23 14:14:54 CEST 2007

Quoting Judith Flores <juryef at yahoo.com>:

> Hi,
>     I have been trying many of the suggested options
> to place a legend outside plotting area, including
> something like this:
> par(xpd=T,
> oma=par()$oma+c(4.5,0,1.5,0),mar=par()$mar+c(1,0,1,0)
>     But the aspect of the four plots gets compromised
> when I change the margin settings. I cannot use mtext
> because I need to use colors for the text. I tried
> layout, but wouldn't let me include the legend, only
> plots.
>    I would appreciate very much some more help.
> Regards,
> J

you can use 'mtext' with colors...

mtext("whatever", col="blue"...)

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