[R] arrangement of crowded labels

Thomas Zumbrunn t.zumbrunn at unibas.ch
Thu May 21 19:24:13 CEST 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> I'm looking for algorithms that assist in spreading out crowded labels, e.g.
> labels of points in a scatter plot, in order to obtain a nicer visual
> appearance and better legibility.
> I'm probably just stuck because I didn't find the right key words for a
> successful search on the R websites or in the mailing list archives.

On Wednesday 20 May 2009, Richard.Cotton at hsl.gov.uk wrote:
> Try thigmophobe.labels in the plotrix package.

On Wednesday 20 May 2009, Greg Snow wrote:
> Look at the spread.labs and the dynIdentify and TkIdentify functions in the
> TeachingDemos package.

Thanks for your answers. This was almost what I was looking for, except that I 
would need something for a 2-dimensional context (my question was not specific 

Best wishes

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