Re: [R] Add a rectangle behind a plot

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 06:53:49 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Judith Flores wrote:

> Hi there,
> I found one reference to add a reactangle behind a
> plot using plot(...,add=T), I tried this but didn't
> obtain the desired result.
> If a I have the following code:
> plot(x,y)
> rect(xleft, ybottom, xright,ytop,col='green)
> The rectangle appear on top of the plot.

That's what you asked for by plotting it second. Try something like

plot(x, y, type="n")
rect(xleft, ybottom, xright,ytop,col='green') points(x, y)

> Any help will be greatly appreciated,
> Judith

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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