[R] xlim/ylim and actual axis length

Jim Lemon jim at bitwrit.com.au
Wed May 26 14:11:06 CEST 2010

On 05/26/2010 09:49 PM, Peter Neuhaus wrote:
> Dear plotting wizards,
> when plotting in R, the actual lengths of the axes are slightly
> greater than the ranges of the x/y variables or xlim/ylim values.
> how do I control the amount by which the axes are enlarged? Is
> there a way to enforce that the lengths of the axes equal
> xlim/ylim?
> example:
> plot(0:100,0:100,pch="+")
> it can be observed, that the x- and y-axis join at approx. (-4,-4)
> and (104,104). If I want the axes to join at (0,0) and (100,100)
> I have to cheat R into doing it by providing wrong xlim/ylim values:
> plot(0:100,0:100,pch="+",xlim=c(4,96),ylim=c(4,96))
> is there a proper way to control this? I've been reading through
> the help for "par" but I still have no clue.
Hi Peter,
See par("xaxs") and par("yaxs") for the answer "i". You are correct 
about the expansion provided by the default "r" style.


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