wafflecat wafflecat - 1 year ago 83
R Question

What does mfrow & mfcol stand for in par()?

As the title says. I ask because understanding what the abbreviation stands for helps me remember it and I'm really struggling with this parameter.

If the answer is unintuitive, can you also explain how you rationalize it?

Answer Source

Paul Murrell has listed some helpful mnemonics; the interpretation might be

 mfrow: number of Multiple Figures (use ROW-wise).