[R] changing coordinates?

Matej Cepl matej at ceplovi.cz
Tue Oct 29 05:53:33 CET 2002

On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 10:24:30PM +0100, Richard Mueller wrote:
> I just detected R and have, after browsing the manual, one question:
> I look for quite a lot of time for graphical software which allows to 
> plot data from a table or external file _with the axes of the coordinate 
> system changed_, i.e. the x-axis should run from top left to bottom 
> left, and the y-axis from top-left to top-right. It is of no use to 
> interchange the rows in the table, the coordinate system should rely of 
> that definition. This type of plot is used in limnological and 
> oceanological graphs. Until now I could find no software which can do 
> that job. Perhaps one of you can answer this beginner's question with a 
> simple yes or no?

R is more statistical package than graphical one -- if you need
sophisticated graphs then you are probably much better with
gnuplot (http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/gnuplot_info.html), which is
similar to R in being highly sophisticated (and ported on many
different architectures -- there are well supported ports to both
Linux and M$-Windows), but it is a pure graphing package.


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