[R] Change the limits of a plot "a posteriori"
Greg Snow
Greg.Snow at imail.org
Tue Dec 6 22:17:29 CET 2011
The zoomplot function in the TeachingDemos package can be used for this (it actually redoes the entire plot, but with new limits). This will generally work for a quick exploration, but for quality plots it is suggested to create the 1st plot with the correct range to begin with.
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Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org
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> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of jcano
> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:12 AM
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> Subject: [R] Change the limits of a plot "a posteriori"
>
> Hi all
>
> How can I change the limits (xlim or ylim) in a plot that has been
> already
> created?
>
> For example, consider this naive example
> curve(dbeta(x,2,4))
> curve(dbeta(x,8,13),add=T,col=2)
>
> When adding the second curve, it goes off the original limits computed
> by R
> for the first graph, which are roughly, c(0,2.1)
>
> I know two obvious solutions for this, which are:
> 1) passing a sufficiently large parameter e.g. ylim=c(0,4) to the first
> graphic
> curve(dbeta(x,2,4),ylim=c(0,4))
> curve(dbeta(x,8,13),add=T,col=2)
>
> or
>
> 2) switch the order in which I plot the curves
> curve(dbeta(x,8,13),col=2)
> curve(dbeta(x,2,4),add=T)
>
> but I guess if there is any way of adjusting the limits of the graphic
> "a
> posteriori", once you have a plot with the undesired limits, forcing R
> to
> redraw it with the new limits, but without having to execute again the
> "curve" commands
>
> Hope I made myself clear
>
> Best regards and thank you very much in advance
>
>
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