[R] legend() outside plotting region

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang kwan022 at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Tue Aug 27 11:51:42 CEST 2002


Is it possible to put the legend outside the plotting region?

Say, I have some 24 lines within my plot, which pretty much filled the
plotting region and left me no space (well not enough space) to put in a
legend.  So I'd like to put the legend outside the plotting region
(i.e. the region enclosed by the two axis -- I hope I got my terminology

Actually, I did the 24 lines with something like:
 for(i in 1:ncol(FOO))
     lines(FOO[, i], lty = i)
where FOO is my data frame containing 24 columns.  As a side track, is
there a better way to represent this, as 24 lines is very difficult to
distinguish anyhow.  This data frame, by the way, is a time series.



Ko-Kang Kevin Wang
Postgraduate PGDipSci Student
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
New Zealand
Homepage: http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~kwan022

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