[R] splom, plotmath: how to add three lines of information with alignment?

Marius Hofert m_hofert at web.de
Mon Apr 18 22:43:01 CEST 2011

Dear expeRts,

I would like to create a scatter plot matrix with splom(). The lower panel should 
contain some additional information about the samples shown in the upper panel 
plot, see the splom() call below. Now two questions came up:
(1) The lower panels show "tau" and "alpha" on top of each other. How can I plot 
*three* expressions on top of each other? I tried several approaches (see the trials below),
but couldn't manage to get this to work properly.
(2) Is there the possibility to plot the two/three lines (containing "tau = ..", "alpha = ..")
aligend according to the equality sign?




f <- function(i,j) i+j

U <- matrix(runif(3000), ncol=3)

      superpanel=function(z, ...){
          tau <- cor(U, method="kendall")
          df=data.frame(rows=as.vector(row(tau)), columns=as.vector(col(tau)),
          vals=as.vector(tau)) # data frame of row indices, column indices, and tau values
          df=subset(df,columns<rows) # subset for lower left triangle
              panel.text(x=rows, y=columns, 
                             function(i) substitute(atop(tau==tau.,alpha==alpha.),
                                                    list(tau.=vals[i], alpha.=round(vals[i],3)) ) ))) )
          panel.pairs(z, upper.panel=panel.splom, lower.panel=function(...){}, ...)

## some minimal "trial" examples:
plot(0,0,main=expression(atop(atop(alpha==1, beta==2), gamma==3)))
         expression(gamma==3), sep=""))
         gamma==3, sep=""), list(x="\n")))
plot(0,0,main=expression(cat(alpha==1, "\n", beta==2, "\n", gamma==3, sep="")))
plot(0,0,main=cat(expression(alpha==1), "\n", expression(beta==2), "\n", 
         expression(gamma==3), sep=""))

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