[R] Three plots with logged X-axis in the same plot

Öhagen Patrik Patrik.Ohagen at mpa.se
Thu May 16 15:07:23 CEST 2013

Hi Jim,Thank you for your input! I am working with the text and arrow command in each of the graphs. I think it would be far to messy to plot them all in one graph (50+ point estimates and confidence intervals).

par(mfrow=c(1,3)) is a step in the proper direction but I fail to see how I can reduce the amount of unused printing area around the three graphs.

Cheers, Patrik

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Från: Jim Lemon [mailto:jim at bitwrit.com.au] 
Skickat: den 16 maj 2013 14:13
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Ämne: Re: [R] Three plots with logged X-axis in the same plot

On 05/16/2013 09:50 PM, Öhagen Patrik wrote:
> I have, say, three plots with several medical terms on the y-axis plotted against HR's on a log-scaled x-axis. In order to highlight the time profile for the different plots, I would like to "merge" (put them next to each other, if that makes sense) together the log scaled x-axises and present the data in a single plot.
> How to do it? Using par(mfrow=c(1,3)) seems to waste too much printing area.
> Any suggestions?
Hi Patrik,
This appears more like a diagram with the x dimension of log heart rate 
and various terms appearing the the plot space that are particular to a 
value or range of that heart rate. I would first think of using the 
"text" function to place the medical terms, perhaps with the "arrow" 
function showing a range. It may be simpler to use the "boxed.labels" 
function in the plotrix package to overlay the ranges.


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