[R] How to add space between main title to leave space for legend?

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 02:50:23 CEST 2008

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Peter Dalgaard
<p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> wrote:
> Paul Johnson wrote:
>> Hell
> (1) par(xpd=TRUE) allows you to write outside the plotting region
>  O__  ---- Peter Dalgaard             Øster Farimagsgade 5, Entr.B

As usual, PD right on the money.  Here's a working demo program for
posterity.  For  "most" random samples, this gives a good looking
graph.  For a the other few, well, they happen less than 0.05 of the
time :)

### histogramWithDensityLinesAndLegend.R
### Paul Johnson 2008-06-02
### Thanks to r-help members for tips.

x <- rnorm(100)
###Allows writing outside plotting region



myhist <- hist(x, freq=F, main="Different Meanings of Normality")


xseq1 <- seq( min(x), max(x), length.out=100)

m1 <- mean(x)

sd1 <- sd(x)

obsNormal <- dnorm(xseq1, mean=m1, sd=sd1)

lines( xseq1, obsNormal, lty=2, col="red")

truNormal <- dnorm(xseq1)

lines(xseq1, truNormal, lty=3, col="green")

legend(min(xseq1),1.3*max(myhist$density), legend=c("observed
density", "normal with observed mean & sd", "normal with 'true' mean
and sd"), lty=c(1,2,3), col=c("black", "red", "blue"))

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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