```
with(beaver1, {
time <- strptime(paste(1990, day, time %/% 100, time %% 100),
"%Y %j %H %M")
plot(time, temp, type = "l") # axis at 4-hour intervals.
# now label every hour on the time axis
plot(time, temp, type = "l", xaxt = "n")
r <- as.POSIXct(round(range(time), "hours"))
axis.POSIXct(1, at = seq(r[1], r[2], by = "hour"), format = "%H")
})
plot(.leap.seconds, seq_along(.leap.seconds), type = "n", yaxt = "n",
xlab = "leap seconds", ylab = "", bty = "n")
rug(.leap.seconds)
## or as dates
lps <- as.Date(.leap.seconds)
plot(lps, seq_along(.leap.seconds),
type = "n", yaxt = "n", xlab = "leap seconds",
ylab = "", bty = "n")
rug(lps)
## 100 random dates in a 10-week period
random.dates <- as.Date("2001/1/1") + 70*sort(stats::runif(100))
plot(random.dates, 1:100)
# or for a better axis labelling
plot(random.dates, 1:100, xaxt = "n")
axis.Date(1, at = seq(as.Date("2001/1/1"), max(random.dates)+6, "weeks"))
axis.Date(1, at = seq(as.Date("2001/1/1"), max(random.dates)+6, "days"),
labels = FALSE, tcl = -0.2)
```

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