# [R] How to remove the vertical space between two graps

David L Carlson dcarlson at tamu.edu
Tue Jan 22 15:33:02 CET 2013

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Purna chander
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:41 AM
> To: r-help
> Subject: [R] How to remove the vertical space between two graps
>
> Hi,
>
> I have created a barplot using the following code.
>
> a<-c(11,23,15,34,42,31)
> m<-matrix(a,nrow=2)
> m[2,]<-(-1)*m[2,]
>
> par(mar=c(4,4,4,0))
> barplot(m[2,],horiz=T)
>
> par(mar=c(4,0,4,2))
> barplot(m[1,],horiz=T,col="black")
>
> and the plot obtained is shown in "plot1.tiff".
>
> I was not willing to see the gap (vertical space) between two graphs.
> How can I achieve it?
>
>
> Further I tried to achieve my goal in a single plot, for which I tried
> this code:
>
> a<-c(11,23,15,34,42,31)
> m<-matrix(a,nrow=2)
> m[2,]<-(-1)*m[2,]
>
> barplot(m,horiz=T,beside=T)
>
> and the plot obtained is showed in "plot2.tiff"
>
> in the second attempt I'm able to place the bars next to each other
> using "beside=T" argument. However, I fail when I use "beside=F"
> argument (obtained plot3.tiff with this).
>
> Can you suggest me in achieving my goal (similar to plot2 with no
> vertical space)?
>
> Regards,
> Purna

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