[R] scaling with relative units in plots or retrieving axes limits in plots
Ivan Calandra
ivan.calandra at uni-hamburg.de
Tue May 18 16:41:04 CEST 2010
Hi,
For 2., I don't know if it's possible to retrieve the axis limits, but
you can surely specify them in your call to plot (with arguments xlim
and ylim).
That's a cheap solution and others probably have better ones.
Ivan
Le 5/18/2010 16:23, Jannis a écrit :
> Dears,
>
>
> a way to define x and y positions in plots in relative numbers (e.g in fractions between 0 and 1 referring to relative positions inside the plot region) would really help me. One example I would need this to would be to add text via text() to a plot always at a defined spot, e.g the upper left corner. Until now I always determined maximum x and y values and used those, but defining relative positions straight away would be much easier. Possible solutions:
>
> 1. Predefined function
> Is there anything available that lets me run (for example):
>
> text(0.5,0.5,'middle')
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> which always puts text on these relative points?
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> 2. Create my own function
> It would be straightforward to create my own function that translates the relative number to the axes values in the actual plot, so that
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> text(my.function(0.5,0.5),'middle')
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> would do what I want. For this I would need to be able to somehow retrieve the axis limits for x and y axes. Is there any way I could do this after having called plot()?
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> Thanks for your help!
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> Jannis
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