[R] Spacing of text does not match spacing of bars in barplot
wdunlap at tibco.com
Fri Mar 2 20:59:05 CET 2012
The return value of barplot contains the locations
of the bars that it just drew. Use that instead of
1:8 when you draw the text:
> barCenters <- barplot(X2sum)
> text(barCenters, par("usr") - 0.5, srt = 45, adj = 1, labels =X2.labels, xpd = TRUE)
Look at help(barplot) for details.
Spotfire, TIBCO Software
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> Subject: [R] Spacing of text does not match spacing of bars in barplot
> I have a very standard barplot. My labels are too long to be printed
> horizontally under each bar, so I am using text to put the labels on a 45
> degree slant.
> However, the labels are spaced more narrowly than the bars, so on an 8
> vertical bar plot, the end of the eighth label is lined up with the seventh
> Preferably I don't want to do every text label separately (I'm having this
> problem on all the graphs where I'm using text()
> Using Windows and version 2.14.1
> X2sum <- c(42.6, 3.6, 1.8, 3.9, 12.1, 14.3, 14.6 ,28.4)
> X2.labels <- c("No earnings", "Less than $5000/year", "$5K to $10K" , "$10K
> to $15K" , "$ 15K to $20K" , "$20K to $25K" , "$25K to $30K"
> , "Over $30K" )
> text(1:8, par("usr") - 0.5, srt = 45, adj = 1, labels =X2.labels, xpd =
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