[R] Vertical string with horizontal letters

538280 at gmail.com 538280 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 19:21:57 CET 2012

There are only a few graphics devices that honor the 'crt' setting to
rotate characters differently from the string rotation (postscript is
the only one I know of, and then not always).

For your specific case you could do something like:

> text(1,1, paste( unlist(strsplit('output','')), collapse='\n'), adj=c(0,1))

You could use gsub instead of the paste and strsplit, but it adds an
extra line feed at the beginning and end, or use:
gsub('(?<=.)(?=.)','\n','output', perl=TRUE)

You may also want to play around a little with the adj=c(0,1) to get
the positioning that you want.

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Israel Byrd <israelbyrd at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to format text on a plot such that the string is vertical but the letters are horizonal.  I tried
> text(1,1,label="output", srt=270)
> This gives the string rotation I want, but that rotates the entire "output" so the letters are also rotated.  I've also tried
> text(1,1,label="output", srt=270, crt=270)
> to no avail.  par()$crt doesn't seem to affect text? The format I want is demonstrated below:
> o
> u
> t
> p
> u
> t
> Thanks.
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