You can try to make your data more dynamic looking by taking the y-axis off the perpendicular. Of course, that might be bad judgement. This blog post does not advocate rotating the frame of reference for your data plots. It merely shows you how.
The example provided below uses the “grid” package. If you don’t have this installed already, you can do so by making sure you are connected to the internet, and then entering “install.packages(“grid”)” on the R command line. I figured out how to use the grid library commands in this example by referring to Murrell (2006).
#Example written by Allan Roberts, April 2013
time = seq(0,1,0.05);
x = rnorm(21,0.5,0.1);
Murrell, Paul. 2011. R Graphics, 2nd Edition. CRC Press.