[R] 2d plot with modification of plotting symbol to indicate third dimension.
Greg.Snow at imail.org
Wed Jan 12 21:26:29 CET 2011
Look at the symbols function for some options of doing what you suggest (you can also do a search for "bubble plot" for a couple of other implementations). If you want to go a bit further than what symbols does for you then look at the my.symbols function in the TeachingDemos package.
Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
greg.snow at imail.org
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> third dimension.
> I would like to plot 3-dimensional data on a two-dimensional scatter-
> Is there a way I can automatically modify the plot symbol (e.g.
> changing size or color) to indicate the value of a third variable? E.g.
> How can I plot weight vs. age and indicate the value of muscle mass for
> each value weight-age pair by making the plot point proportional to the
> subject's muscle mass?
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