[R] Boxplot names

Peter Ehlers ehlers at ucalgary.ca
Thu Jul 19 16:17:11 CEST 2012

On 2012-07-19 06:58, Jessica Streicher wrote:
> When i make Boxplots with a lot of boxes, the names of them get only written down every second "column".
> Since they aren't in any way ordered, you don't see anymore to what they belong.
> example:
> l<-rep(list(1:5),20); boxplot(l,names=sample(20,1:20))
> Is there a way to show them all, or do i have to split the plots?

[Actually, your example is not reproducible without error - see

Two solutions:
1. use the cex.axis argument to reduce the label size.
2. check out the staxlab() function in the plotrix package.

Peter Ehlers

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