Re: [R] Scatterplot Showing All Points

From: Jim Porzak <jporzak_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 20:26:13 -0800

Wayne,

I am fond of the bagplot (think 2D box plot) to replace scatter plots for large N. See
http://www.wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de/~wolf/software/aplpack/ and aplpack in CRAN.

-- 
HTH,
Jim Porzak
Responsys, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimporzak

On Dec 17, 2007 5:14 PM, Wayne Aldo Gavioli <wgavioli_at_fas.harvard.edu> wrote:

>
>
> Hello all,
>
>
> I'm trying to graph a scatterplot of a large (5,000 x,y coordinates) of data
> with the caveat that many of the data points overlap with each other (share the
> same x AND y coordinates). In using the usual "plot" command,
>
>
> > plot(education, xlab="etc", ylab="etc")
>
>
> it seems that the overlap of points is not shown in the graph. Namely, there
> are 5,000 points that should be plotted, as I mentioned above, but because so
> many of the points overlap with each other exactly, only about 50-60 points are
> actually plotted on the graph. Thus, there's no indication that Point A shares
> its coordinates with 200 other pieces of data and thus is very common while
> Point B doesn't share its coordinates with any other pieces of data and thus
> isn't common at all. Is there anyway to indicate the frequency of such points
> on such a graph? Should I be using a different command than "plot"?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Wayne
>
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