# [R] Histogram

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Aug 23 11:10:22 CEST 2007

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squall44 wrote:
> Well, that was the first thing I tried. But the help only gives you the
> commands and does not explain how to use it (I am a newbe). How do I use the
> argument 'breaks'?
> I tried:
> #---
> x = c(1, 2, 3, 3.5, 4.5, 5, 5.5)
> breaks=c(1, 1, 0.5, 1, 0.5, 0.5)
>
> hist(x,
>      breaks= breaks,
>      xlim=c(0,7),
>      ylim=c(0,5))
> #---
> ...which didn't work.

Well, "breaks" means breaks, not the widths of the bins, hence
hist(youData, breaks = c(1, 2, 3, 3.5, 4.5, 5, 5.5))
is what you want, but that is meaningsless since you have not yet given
any data.

Uwe Ligges

> I tried many other variations, but I am a beginner. If anyone can give me a
> clue, I'd be very thankful.
> Tobias
>
>
>
> Uwe Ligges wrote:
>>
>>
>> squall44 wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I wanted to create a histogram, but somehow I got stuck...
>>>
>>> The interval limits are: x = 1, 2, 3, 3.5, 4.5, 5, 5.5
>>> The interval widths are therefore: 1, 1, 0.5, 1, 0.5, 0.5
>>
>> Please read the help page more carefully! See ?hist and its argument
>> "breaks".
>>
>> Uwe Ligges
>>
>>> Nothing I tried worked... Can anyone help me please?
>>> Thanks
>>> Tobias
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