[R] suppress tick labels

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Dec 1 19:33:04 CET 2005

On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, Marc Schwartz (via MN) wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 10:19 -0600, Paul Roebuck wrote:
>> On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, Sebastian Leuzinger wrote:
>>> is R able to suppress tick labels (not tick marks)? i
>>> know there is a way around this with axes=F and then
>>> draw new axes, but it would be easier to suppress them
>>> in the first place.
>> Something wrong with setting them to null string?
>>> plot(rnorm(20), xlab="", ylab="")
> That's not what Sebastian requires.
> He would like the axis tick marks to be drawn, but without values at the
> tickmark locations, as opposed to the axis labels.
> There is not a direct way, but a possible workaround:
> plot(rnorm(20), col.axis = "white")
> This sets the tick mark label color to be the same as the background,
> thus unseen.

However, if you use col.axis="transparent" or NA, if does directly
suppress drawing the labels.

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