[R] plot vertical labels along x axis

Marc Schwartz mschwartz at medanalytics.com
Wed May 7 17:56:17 CEST 2003

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>From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
>[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Anna H. Pryor
>Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 10:25 AM
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>Subject: [R] plot vertical labels along x axis
>I know how to print my own labels along the x axis:
>plot(1:10,xlab = "My label", axes = FALSE)
>Is there a way to make the labels print vertically along the 
>axis rather than 
>horizontally?  (I'm not sure if this is even going to look all 
>right, but I 
>want to check it out if it is possible.)

Try this sequence:

plot(1:10,xlab = "My label", axes = FALSE)
axis(1, at=seq(1,10,by=2),
labels=c("first","second","third","fourth","fifth"), las = 2)

See ?par for more information on the use of the 'las = 2' argument,
which sets the labels to be printed perpendicular to the axis.

Hope that helps,

Marc Schwartz

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