[R] Problem with "date"-x-axis in lattice

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 21:16:40 CEST 2008

On 6/20/08, Henning Wildhagen <HWildhagen at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello list,
>  i am trying to plot a continous variable y against a "date" variable, both
>  in one dataframe named "df", using a code like this
>  library(lattice)
>  plot1<-xyplot(y~date, data=df, type="b")
>  "date" is of class "Date", of course, format="%d.%m.%Y", and spans two
>  calendar years. The problem is that the x-axis is labeled with only one
>  tick mark corresponding to the year with century (%Y) of the second
>  calendar year.
>  Is there a way to define the increment of the x-axis tick marks?

Could you provide a reproducible example?

In general, the algorithm that computes tick locations for date-time
scales often performs inadequately. Presumably the algorithm could be
improved, but I don't know how (the current code is ripped off from
traditional graphics, which has similar problems). It may be simpler
to just specify 'at' locations manually in the 'scales' argument (see


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