[R] making multiple lines using qqplot

Melrose2012 melissa.patrician at stonybrook.edu
Fri Feb 10 05:00:23 CET 2012

Hi Everyone,

I want to make 3 lines on the same graph (not as subplots, all in the same
window, one on top of each other) and I want them to be quantile-quantile
plots (qqplot).  Essentially, I am looking for the equivalent of Matlab's
"hold on" command to use with qqplot.  I know I can use 'points' or 'lines',
but these do not give me a qqplot (only appear to work as scatter plots).  I
found the syntax 'par(new=TRUE)' but that only seems to work for two lines,
not for three.

My script currently looks like:

qqplot(nq.n5,tq.n5,col="red",xlab="Normal Distribution Quantiles",ylab="t
Distribution Quantiles",main="Quantile-Quantile Plot of Normal vs
t-Distribution for Various Sample Sizes",pch=20)

I realize that this only plots the first and the third qqplot because by
doing par(new=TRUE) again, it gets rid of the middle one.  I don't know how
to get around this and get all 3 lines on the same plot.

Can anyone please help me with this syntax?

Thank you very much for your time and advice!


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