[R] Why there are no log="xy" parameter in the hist() function?
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jan 14 13:04:31 CET 2001
On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Witold Eryk Wolski wrote:
> Why there are no log="xy" parameter in the hist() function?
> Im looking for this option.
What would it mean? First, hist gives a density, so plotting on a log x
scale is not correct: you would want the density of log x, not x, and you
cna of course get that by hist(log(x)). Second, if you want to plot a log
density, you should use a better density estimate, one that does not return
0, for example.
If perchance what you are calling hist on is a discrete variate, you should
not be using hist ....
> I am using R1.1.1.
As ever, we suggest you keep R up to date. 1.2.1 is due tomorrow.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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