Reset par to Default Values in R (Example)


In this article, I’ll show how to set the par options back to default in the R programming language.

Table of contents:

Let’s dive right into the exemplifying R syntax.


Example Plot with User-Defined par Options

Let’s first define some par options for a plot.

par(mar = c(10, 10, 10, 10))    # Set par options

Now, we can draw a plot with these par options as shown below:

plot(1:10)                      # Create plot


r graph figure 1 reset par to default values


Figure 1 shows the output of the previous R syntax: A simple scatterplot in R. You can also see that the borders of the plot show a lot of white space (as specified in par).


Example: Resetting par Options Using Function

The following R programming code illustrates how to reset the par specifications back to the default settings. In the following R code, we are using the function to reset par:                       # Applying

Let’s draw our plot again:

plot(1:10)                      # Creating plot again


r graph figure 2 reset par to default values


The output of the previous R programming syntax is shown in Figure 2 – As you can see, the par options were set back to default values (i.e. additional white space was removed).


Video, Further Resources & Summary

In case you need further information on the R code of this article, you might want to watch the following video of my YouTube channel. In the video, I show the R programming code of this tutorial.


The YouTube video will be added soon.


Furthermore, I can recommend to have a look at the other tutorials on this homepage. I have released several posts already:


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