Presentation Method (was: Re: [R] legend() outside plotting region

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang kwan022 at
Tue Aug 27 13:00:00 CEST 2002

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Jim Lemon wrote:

> Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 20:58:35 +1000
> From: Jim Lemon <bitwrit at>
> To: Ko-Kang Kevin Wang <kwan022 at>
> Cc: r-help at
> Subject: Re: [R] legend() outside plotting region
> >  ...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.
> >
> 24 lines would probably confuse the average spider. What do you want to 
> illustrate? If it is a comparison between one group of lines and another, 
> you might be able to plot two polygons showing the region that each group 
> occupies, or something like that.

I agree 24 lines are too many (probably for anyone, cetainly for me 
:-)).  But they represent the traffic rate across 24 different switches,
therefore I've been thinking, for a long time, whether it is sensible to
(say) separate into two graphs.  The problem is the switches are of the
same type in the same geographical regions.  So I'm not sure if separaion
will result in misinforming people...



Ko-Kang Kevin Wang
Postgraduate PGDipSci Student
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
New Zealand

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