Change Colors of Axis Labels & Values of Base R Plot (2 Examples)
In this R tutorial you’ll learn how to modify the colors of axis labels and values in a plot.
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You’re here for the answer, so let’s get straight to the examples!
Creation of Example Plot (Default Colors)
As a first step, let’s create a scatterplot in Base R using the default specifications:
plot(1:10) # Plot with default colors
As shown in Figure 1, we created a black and white graphic with the previously shown syntax.
Let’s change the colors of our plot…
Example 1: Changing Color of Axis Labels in Base R Plot
In this example, I’ll explain how to adjust the axis label colors of our example plot by applying the col.lab argument.
Have a look at the following R code:
plot(1:10, col.lab = "red") # Plot with red axis labels
The output of the previously shown code is shown in Figure 2 – A scatterplot with red axis labels (i.e. the names of our axes).
Let’s change more colors…
Example 2: Changing Color of Axis Values in Base R Plot
In this example, I’ll show how to modify the color of our axis values using the col.axis argument.
plot(1:10, col.axis = "red") # Plot with red axis values
As shown in Figure 3, we created an xy-plot with red axis values with the previous syntax.
Video, Further Resources & Summary
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In addition, you could read the other articles of this website. A selection of articles about similar topics such as lines, labels, numeric values, and ggplot2 is listed below:
- Rotate Axis Labels of Base R Plot
- Change Colors in ggplot2 Line Plot in R
- Remove Axis Values of Plot in Base R
- Change Formatting of Numbers of ggplot2 Plot Axis
- Change Spacing of Axis Tick Marks in Base R Plot
- Remove Axis Labels & Ticks of ggplot2 Plot (R Example)
- Graphics Overview in R
- R Programming Examples
You learned in this article how to adjust axis colors in a plot in the R programming language. Let me know in the comments below, in case you have any further questions.