[R] Multiple histograms in one plot

From: Johann Hibschman <johannh_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 18 Oct 2006 - 03:14:19 GMT

Hi all,

I'm trying to plot multiple histograms in one plot (cross-validation values of model parameters), but I cannot seem to reduce the margins enough to fit as many of them in as I would like.

I'm using split.screen to divide the window into a 5x4 grid, then plotting with hist. I've tried explicitly reducing the margins with par(mar=c(1,1,1,1)), but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Visually, there is a lot of whitespace and very little histogram in my results.

Can anyone suggest either a better method to visualize these results, a better way to plot histograms, or a way to actually reduce the margins used? The intent is to give a sense of how well-constrained the various model parameters are.



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