[R] abline in log-log power law plot

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 23:21:50 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 2:38 PM, martin klein <mklein at cs.odu.edu> wrote:
>  I have a power law plot in log-log scale using plot(x,y,log="xy") but I
>  can't get the regression line to plot correctly.
>  abline(lm(log(y)~log(x))) plots a straight line that looks promising but
>  the intercept with the y-axis seems to be way off.
>  summary(lm(log(y)~log(x))) gives the values but i cant really make any
>  sense out of it.
>  fitted(..) just confirms the values that seem to be incorrect.
>  any help is appreciated.
>  thanks!

You might try using ggplot2 instead:


qplot(x, y, log="xy") + geom_smooth(method = lm)



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