[R-SIG-Finance] chart types

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Wed Apr 20 13:01:54 CEST 2011

On Wed, 2011-04-20 at 20:41 +1000, Stephen Choularton wrote:
>  Where can I find the options for type in:
> chart_Series(


chart_Series (and the older chartSeries) is (are) not plot()

They are basically optimized *only* to be a line chart of xts time
series data (or such data coercible to xts).

add_TA (and the older addTA) can do some additional things, like doing
points, vertical bars, or symbols on top of the chart or in additional
chart panes.

chart_Series and add_TA do *not* currently have a generalized bar plot
method, and were never intended to do non-time-series things like
boxplots.  R core or more finance-oriented alternatives in the chart.*
functions in PerformanceAnalytics may be more what you're looking for in
this case.

What are you trying to do, specifically?


   - Brian

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