[R] x labels out of Quartz canvas

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 18 08:07:33 CEST 2008

On Tue, 17 Jun 2008, MeMooMeM wrote:

> Thanks a lot!
> I looked at the document. It shows how to set the size of the canvas,

I don't believe it does.

> but not how to change it *after* plotting. Now I start with a bigger 
> canvas, but the plot is scaled into it, so I am having the same problem 
> again :(

You need to set the *margins* not the size of the canvas.  See par's mai 
and mar and the figures in that document.

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example and all the info the posting guide asks for you will get more 
informative answers.

> I keep on reading tough. Thanks a lot for your help!
> -Memo
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> You do this by adjusting the margin sizes.  Can I suggest you read 'An
>> Introduction to R', which has a section on the layout of graphics (perhaps
>> the only area in which it is comprehensive).
>> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, MeMooMeM wrote:
>>> Hi R world,
>>> I am such a newbie, with only 4-5 days of R experience. I did a search in
>>> forum history but couldn't find a solution to my problem... Sorry if it's
>>> obvious:
>>> I managed to draw a barplot (yey!) with xlabels of 'long' names
>>> (filenames,
>>> to be particular). To make them readable, I place them perpendicular to
>>> the
>>> axis (las=2). When I do that, however, these names don't fit inside the
>>> Quartz window and they are truncated.
>>> Is there a way to change the Quartz window size after plotting (or, as an
>>> alternative, to scale the plot down so it fits in there) ?
>>> Thanks a lot!
>>> -Memo
>>> PS: This is the very first of my zillion of questions!

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> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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