[R] after setting auto.key=TRUE, legend become inconsistent with the graph

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 05:52:22 CEST 2008

Set the various plotting parameters in par.settings= in which
case both the legend and the plot itself will be taken from there.
See for example:


where superpose.line parameters are set.  Similarly you can
set superpose.symbol parameters.

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:35 PM, Mark Farnell <mark.farnell at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I use xyplot (from package lattice) to produce a multi-series graph:
> xyplot(linear+quadratic+sqrt~x, data=df, main="complexity of different
> functions", ylab="y", col=c("red", "black", "orange"), type="b",
> lty=c(1,2,3), pch=c(1,2,3), auto.key=TRUE)
> where I changed the default colour, line type and data point type so
> that each series is distinguishable from each other.  The graph looks
> good except that the color and shape of data point of each series in
> the legend still reflects the default setting of xyplot rather than
> what I've said in the command!  This renders the legend useless.  So
> what legend command (other than auto=TRUE) should I use instead to
> solve this problem?
> Also currently the legend is above the graph and below the title,
> which looks weird to me and I want the legend to be placed at the
> right of the graph instead.  What should I do?
> Thanks!
> Mark
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