[R] Axis labels

Philipp Pagel p.pagel at gsf.de
Fri May 16 10:05:25 CEST 2003

	Hello R-experts!

When I produce a plot R takes avoids overlapping axis labels in order to
maintain readabilty which is great. But now I have written a little
custom plot function in which I set my own labels and label
positions after generating the actual plot:

axis(..., lables=c('A', 'B', 'F', 'G', 'M'), at=mypositions)

As you may have guessed: This is categorial data. But the labels (and
categories) are unevenly spaced. I need to make sure, that all labels
are printed. Is there a way to tell R not to care about overlapping
labels or even better automatically reduce font size or scale the plot
to make everything fit? In my actual example letters would'n really
overlap - just get pretty close, so simply switching off this "distance
check" would solve my problem. 

I have read ?axis and ?par but couldn't find anything that seems to help.

Thanks for any hints.


Dr. Philipp Pagel                                Tel.  +49-89-3187-3675
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