Base R: general plot parameters reminder

A cheatsheet to quickly remember how to customize title, axis, margin, symbols on base R Charts.

Line chart Section About line chart

This is my cheatsheet to remember the base R plot parameters. Everything that concerns the X axis also works for the Y axis of course. The R graph gallery offers 2 other cheatsheets: one concerning symbol styles and another concerning margins.

Related chart types

Line plot
Stacked area
Time Series


This document is a work by Yan Holtz. Any feedback is highly encouraged. You can fill an issue on Github, drop me a message on Twitter, or send an email pasting with

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