[R] warning with hist

Antje niederlein-rstat at yahoo.de
Mon Sep 1 14:52:28 CEST 2008

Richard.Cotton at hsl.gov.uk schrieb:
>> I don't understand the warning I get when executing the following code:
>> x <- rnorm(100)
>> h <- hist(x, plot= FALSE, freq = FALSE)
> The warning is
> "Warning message:
> In hist.default(x, plot = FALSE, freq = FALSE) :
>   argument ‘freq’ is not made use of"
> The explanation is pretty simple. 
> freq determines whether or not the histogram is of counts or probability 
> densities.  Since you used plot=FALSE, you aren't plotting anything, so 
> freq does nothing.

Oh, I didn't realize that it's a pure display parameter. I thought calculation 
would depend on this parameter. Anyway, I had a strange problem but currently I 
cannot reproduce, which led me somehow to this warning (I had problems to get a 
customized y-range).

Thanks a lot!


> Regards,
> Richie.
> Mathematical Sciences Unit
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