Re: [R] two density curves in one plot?

From: Ritwik Sinha <ritwik.sinha_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon 28 Aug 2006 - 10:18:38 EST

Hi Gabor and Dimitris,

I was wondering if this question was frequent enough to be in the R FAQ under R Miscellanea and thought of something like this

Q. How do I plot two curves on the same graph?

1. Plot the first curve using the plot() command and add lines using lines(). For example

d1 <- density(rnorm(100))
d2 <- density(rnorm(100))
plot(range(d1\$x, d2\$x), range(d1\$y, d2\$y), type = "n", xlab = "x", ylab = "Density")
lines(d1, col = "red")
lines(d2, col = "blue")

Alternatively one can use points() to add points to the plot.

If you think this question should be in the FAQ and if you have any comments/changes to the QA then I can request the maintainer of the FAQ to include it. We could also include a lattice solution but I was thinking of not complicating things.

Ritwik Sinha

On 8/27/06, Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck@gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure who maintains the FAQ but its not me.
>
>
> On 8/27/06, Ritwik Sinha <ritwik.sinha@gmail.com> wrote:
> > This seems to be a common question for new commers to R, does it make sense
> > to add it to the R FAQ page? I checked it is not currently there.
> >
> > Ritwik
> >
> >
> > On 8/23/06, Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > With lattice graphics:
> >
> > library(lattice)
> > d1 <- rnorm(100)
> > d2 <- runif(100)
> > densityplot(~ d1 + d2, auto.key = TRUE)
> >
> > On 8/23/06, Antje <niederlein-rstat@yahoo.de > wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I was wondering if I can plot two curves I get from "density(data)" into
> > > one plot. I want to compare both.
> > > With the following commad, I just get one curve plotted:
> > >
> > > plot( density(mydata) )
> > >
> > > Sorry for this stupid question but I could not find a solution until
> > now...
> > >
> > > Antje
> > >
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Ritwik Sinha
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Case Western Reserve University

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