[R] Titles - main and subtitle won't plot with errbar

David L Carlson dcarlson at tamu.edu
Thu Jan 10 20:08:17 CET 2013

You should contact the maintainer of package Hmisc:

Maintainer: Charles Dupont <charles.dupont at vanderbilt.edu>

As you note, it would not be difficult to use the titles() function to get
what you want or a plot command to set up but not plot data followed by the
errbar() with add=TRUE.

David L Carlson
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352

> -----Original Message-----
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> project.org] On Behalf Of masepot
> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:54 AM
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> Subject: [R] Titles - main and subtitle won't plot with errbar
> Hi, I'm struggling with errbar graphics.
> I'm trying to plot an x-y graph with correct labelling, however can't
> seem
> to get main and sub to show on my graph.
> They do work when I use title(main="," etc...., but this will make it
> look
> at lot messier,I'll have to blank out ylab=" " , and I need to try and
> get
> the titles to update automatically according to my excel column
> headings and
> paste function.
> Example code....
> require(Hmisc)
> data1<-array(sample(1:100,35),dim=c(5,7))
> data1[,1]<-1:5
> sd=apply(data1[,2:7],1,sd)
> mean=rowMeans(data1[,2:7])
> #the base plot works
> errbar(x=data1[,1],y=mean,yplus=mean+sd,yminus=mean-sd)
> #titles are shown correctly using plot
> plot(x=data1[,1],y=mean,ylab="value",xlab="time",main="Title",sub="subt
> itle")
> #the ylab and xlab update correctly, however main and sub don't?
> errbar(x=data1[,1],y=mean,yplus=mean+sd,yminus=mean-
> sd,ylab="value",xlab="time",main="Title",sub="subtitle")
> (my original is a lot more complicated as I'm reading from excel, and
> have
> managed to plot SD and mean for my dataset, but for some reason the
> main and
> sub commands aren't working in errbar!)
> Thanks,
> Laura
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