# [R] Generating a vector for breaks in a histogram

Hotz, T. th50 at leicester.ac.uk
Thu Jul 3 15:16:16 CEST 2003

```Dear Mick,

Have a look at ?seq - seq(1,20,length=20) should do it.

HTH

Thomas

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Thomas Hotz
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: michael watson (IAH-C) [mailto:michael.watson at bbsrc.ac.uk]
> Sent: 03 July 2003 14:02
> To: 'r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch'
> Subject: [R] Generating a vector for breaks in a histogram
>
>
> Hi
>
> I have two lots of numbers which I would like to histogram
> using the hist() function.  For comparative reasons, I want
> them to be on the same scale, which I can use the xlim and
> ylim options to achieve.
>
> However, having them on the same scale is meaningless unless
> they have the same "breaks".  Consulting the documentation,
> there are 4 ways of defining the number of breaks, only one
> of which is "definite", the others merely form suggestions,
> which I have found is not good enough.
>
> The only definite way is to provide a vector to the hist()
> function which is a vector of the break points for the
> histogram.  So I need to generate a vector that contains say,
> 500, numbers in it, equi-distance apart between a min and a max.  EG:
>
> > myfunc(n=20,min=1,max=20)
>
> would provide a vector, length 20, with the numbers 1 through
> 20 in it.
>
> Is there a function in R that can do this?
>
> Thanks
> Mick
>
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