R-beta: wish: hist() returning breaks and counts

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Dec 2 10:38:51 CET 1997

>>>>> Albrecht Gebhardt <agebhard at zidsrv.sci.uni-klu.ac.at> writes:

    Albrecht> would it be possible to change the hist() function in future
    Albrecht> R Versions to accept a "plot=F" parameter (like hist() in S
    Albrecht> it should return a list with "breaks" and "counts" in this
    Albrecht> case). This change should be very simple.

it _was_ simple, and has been in the current sources for a while now.
You'll see it in version 0.60 which should be released `real soon now'.

> hist(rnorm(50), plot=F)
[1] -3 -2 -1  0  1  2  3

[1]  1 11 12 20  5  1

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