[R] Avoid overlap of labels in a scatterplot

Felix Andrews felix at nfrac.org
Sun Oct 12 14:06:19 CEST 2008

2008/10/12 Jim Lemon <jim at bitwrit.com.au>:
> Nicola Sturaro Sommacal wrote:
>> Dear R users,
>> I realise a scatterplot by
>> plot(x,y)
>> and I add the labels by
>> text(x,y,labels,pos=1).
>> How can I avoid, automatically, that labels overlap, like happen in SPSS?
> Hi Nicola,
> thigmophobe.labels in the plotrix package tries to avoid label crashes, and
> you can (see the help page) modify the position of a few labels if it
> doesn't quite succeed.

There is also pointLabel() in the maptools package.


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