[R] using the stepfun to plot histogram outline.

From: Karin Lagesen <karinlag_at_studmed.uio.no>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 10:36:36 +0200

Hello list:)

I have lots of values which I would like to get a histogram outline out of.

An example of what I am talking about:

testdata = runif(100)
bbb = seq(0,1, by = 0.01)
hist(testdata, breaks = bbb)

I would like to get the outline of the resulting histogram.

Now, I think that I can do this using the stepfun function. However, I am uncertain of how to get to the data the stepfun function require.

>From ?stepfun


       x: numeric vector giving the knots or jump locations of the step
          function for 'stepfun()'.  For the other functions, 'x' is as
          'object' below.

       y: numeric vector one longer than 'x', giving the heights of the
          function values _between_ the x values.

X I think is the same as bbb above. I am however uncertain of how I would go about getting the data needed for y, given that the data I have is on the same format as testdata above is.

Thanks for your help!


Karin Lagesen, PhD student

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