问题描述:

Say I want to create an ordinary `xyplot`

without explicitly specifying axis limits, then how are axis limits calculated?

The following line of code produces a simple scatter plot. However, axis limits do not exactly range from 1 to 10, but are slightly expanded to the left and right and top and bottom sides (roughly by 0.5).

`library(lattice)`

xyplot(1:10 ~ 1:10, cex = 1.5, pch = 20, col = "black",

xlab = "x", ylab = "y")

Is there any way to determine the factor by which the axes were expanded on each site, e.g. using `trellis.par.get`

? I already tried the following after executing the above-mentioned `xyplot`

command:

`library(grid)`

downViewport(trellis.vpname(name = "figure"))

current.panel.limits()

$xlim

[1] 0 1

$ylim

[1] 0 1

Unfortunately, the panel limits are returned as normalized parent coordinates, which makes it impossible to obtain the "real" limits. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated!

**Update:**

Using base-R `plot`

, the data range (and consequently the axis limits) is by default extended by 4% on each side, see `?par`

. But this factor doesn't seem to apply to 'trellis' objects. So what I am looking for is an analogue to the 'xaxs' (and 'yaxs') argument implemented in `par`

.

Axis limits for `xyplot`

are calculated in the `extend.limits`

function. This function isn't exported from the lattice package, so to see it, type `lattice:::extend.limits`

. Concerning a numeric vector, this function is passed the range of values from the corresponding data (`c(1, 10)`

in this example). The final limits are calculated according to the following equation:

```
lim + prop * d * c(-1, 1)
```

`lim`

are the limits of the data, in this case`c(1, 10)`

`prop`

is`lattice.getOption("axis.padding")$numeric`

, which by default is`0.07`

`d`

is`diff(as.numeric(lim))`

, in this case`9`

The result in this case is `c(0.37, 10.63)`

In case you're interested, the call stack from `xyplot`

to `extend.limits`

is

`xyplot`

`xyplot.formula`

`limits.and.aspect`

`limitsFromLimitList`

`extend.limits`

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