# Re: [R] "Raw" histogram plots

From: Andre Nathan <andre_at_digirati.com.br>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:34:12 -0300

Andre

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 16:20 -0600, roger koenker wrote:
> take a look at
>
> ?stem
>
> There is still a place for handtools in the age of integrated
> circuits. Of course, avoiding binning isn't really desirable.
>
> url: www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger Roger Koenker
> email rkoenker_at_uiuc.edu Department of Economics
> vox: 217-333-4558 University of Illinois
> fax: 217-244-6678 Champaign, IL 61820
>
>
> On Feb 26, 2008, at 4:10 PM, Andre Nathan wrote:
>
> > Hello
> >
> > I need to plot a histogram, but insted of using bars, I'd like to plot
> > the data points. I've been doing it like this so far:
> >
> > h <- hist(x, plot = F)
> > plot(y = x\$counts / sum(x\$counts),
> > x = x\$breaks[2:length(x\$breaks)],
> > type = "p", log = "xy")
> >
> > Sometimes I want to have a look at the "raw" data (avoiding any kind
> > of
> > binning). When x only contains integers, it's easy to just use bins of
> > size 1 when generating h with "breaks = seq(0, max(x))".
> >
> > Is there any way to do something similar when x consists of fractional
> > data? What I'm doing is setting a small bin length (for example,
> > "breaks
> > = seq(0, 1, by = 1e-6)", but there's still a chance that points will
> > be
> > grouped in a single bin.
> >
> > Is there a better way to do this kind of "raw histogram" plotting?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Andre
> >
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