[R] 2d plot with modification of plotting symbol to indicate third dimension.

Jim Holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 01:23:09 CET 2011

have you taken a look at the hexbin package? 'cex' , 'pch' & 'col' will let you make the changes

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On Jan 12, 2011, at 21:33, "John Sorkin" <jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu> wrote:

> I would like to plot 3-dimensional data on a two-dimensional scatter-plot.
> 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?
> Thanks,
> John
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