[R] "continuous" boxplot?

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at intermountainmail.org
Tue Oct 2 19:49:07 CEST 2007

Here are a couple of things that might help:

Look at the hexbin package (I think it is on bioconductor rather than cran)
Look at the quantreg package (for estimating the quantiles to plot)

Look at the running and wapply functions in the gtools package for another option to estimate the quantiles.

Hope this helps,

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at intermountainmail.org
(801) 408-8111

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Karin Lagesen
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> Subject: [R] "continuous" boxplot?
> I have two vectors x and y, which I would like to plot 
> against each other. I am also displaying other data in this 
> plot. However, I have about 1 million points to plot, and 
> just plotting them x againt y is not very informative. What 
> I'd like to do is to do sort of a continuous box plot. 
> My x values goes from -1 to 1 and my y values from 0 to 1, so 
> I´d like to plot the median and quantiles, and possibly also 
> all of the outliers somehow. Are there any facilities in R 
> for doing something like this, or would I need to do this the 
> hard coded way?
> Thankyou very much for your help!
> Karin
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