[R] Second y-axis --- alternative to par(new=
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chuck at sharpsteen.net
Wed Oct 7 16:24:17 CEST 2009
Rainer M Krug-6 wrote:
>
> Thanks - but if I want to have the histogram with counts (freq=TRUE), then
> I have exactly the situation I was talking about - sorry for not being
> clear:
>
> x <- rnorm(200)
> hist(x, col = "blue", freq = TRUE)
> lines(density(x), col = "red", lwd = 2)
>
> i.e.
> left y-axis (histogram): count
> right y-axis (density estimate): probability density
>
>
When adding a second y-axis, I always rescale the plot with a call to
plot.window() rather than par(new=T). This rescales the plotting area while
still allowing low-level plotting functions like lines and points to be
executed:
x <- rnorm(200)
hist(x, col = "blue", freq = TRUE)
# recovering par('xaxp') uses the original x limits.
plot.window( xlim = range( par('xaxp')[1:2] ), ylim = range( density(x)$y ))
lines(density(x), col = "red", lwd = 2)
Hope this helps!
-Charlie
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Charlie Sharpsteen
Undergraduate
Environmental Resources Engineering
Humboldt State University
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