# Re: [R] use different symbols for frequency in a plot

Date: Tue 09 Aug 2005 - 06:04:23 EST

x <- rep( c(0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.5), c(5, 6, 10, 20) )  y <- rep( c(0.5, 0.6, 1.2, 2.5, 3.0), c(3, 8, 8, 18, 4) )

new     <- factor( paste(x, y, sep="_") )
tb      <- table(new)

pchcode <- cut(tb , c(-Inf, 1, 5, 6, 10, Inf), labels=F)

tmp     <- t( sapply( strsplit( names(tb), split="_") , c ) )
df      <- data.frame( x=tmp[ ,1], y=tmp[ ,2],
freq=as.vector(tb), pchcode = pchcode -1 )

x   y freq pchcode
1 0.1 0.5    3       1
2 0.1 0.6    2       1
3 0.2 0.6    6       2
4 0.4 1.2    8       3
5 0.4 2.5    2       1
6 0.5 2.5   16       4
7 0.5   3    4       1

And now to plot it, we use points() repeatedly.

plot( as.numeric(df\$x), as.numeric(df\$y), type="n" )

for( i in unique( df\$pchcode ) ){

w <- which( df\$pchcode == i )
points( df\$x[w], df\$y[w], pch=as.numeric(i) )  }

I am sure someone else will come up with a neater solution.

Can I also suggest that you try the following

plot( jitter(x), jitter(y) )

or better still the following

library(hexbin)
plot( hexbin(x, y) )

On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 11:57 -0700, Kerry Bush wrote:
> suppose I have the following data
>
> x<-c(rep(.1,5),rep(.2,6),rep(.4,10),rep(.5,20))
> y<-c(rep(.5,3),rep(.6,8),rep(1.2,8),rep(2.5,18),rep(3,4))
>
> If I plot(x,y) in R, I will only get seven distinct
> points. What I want to do is to use different symbols
> to show the frequency at each point.

>
> e.g. if the frequncey is between 1 and 5, then I plot
> the point as a circle; if the frequency is between 6
> and 10, then I plot the point as a square; if the
> frequency is above 10, then I plot the point as a
> triangle.
>
> I am not sure how to do this in R. Can anybody help me?
>
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