[R] Producing a legend successfullly

baptiste auguie ba208 at exeter.ac.uk
Mon May 4 21:30:25 CEST 2009

your code is missing a closing bracket for the text labels,

  legend(1,4, c("Simulation", "Observation"), lty=1:2, col=2:3)


On 4 May 2009, at 20:46, Steve Murray wrote:

> Dear all,
> I'm attempting to insert a legend into a line graph. I've sorted out  
> the positioning, but I'm unable to display the sample line and  
> associated colour to go within the legend box. Instead, under the  
> variable names, the numbers 1, 2, 2, 3 are displayed in a column  
> (with '2' repeated twice). This is the code I'm using:
> legend(80,1150, c("Simulation", "Observation", lty=1:2, col=2:3)
> How do I go about displaying a red solid line next to 'Simulation'  
> and a green dashed line next to 'Observation' (and if necessary,  
> remove the numbers that are currently displayed)?
> Many thanks for any help offered,
> Steve
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Baptiste Auguié

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