From: Chuck Cleland <ccleland_at_optonline.net>

Date: Sun 14 Jan 2007 - 10:50:40 GMT

Date: Sun 14 Jan 2007 - 10:50:40 GMT

Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

> Greetings,

*>
**> I am trying to add a boxplot to the bottom of a histogram, right
**> between the histogram bars and the x axis. Here is the code I am
**> using at the moment (the par line is probably not relevant for our
**> discussion):
**>
**> hs <- hist(x, breaks = 20, plot = F)
**> par(mar = c(3,3,2,1))
**> hist(x, breaks = 20, main = NULL, ylim = c(-2, max(hs$counts)))
**> boxplot(x, horizontal = T, axes = T, add = T, at = -1)
**>
**> The problem is the following. As it is, the boxplot restricts itself
**> to the -1 line. I would like it to occupy both the -1 and the -2
**> lines ( I guess more generally I would like to control how much
**> vertical space the "embedded boxplot" occupies). I tried to set the
**> width parameter in the boxplot, but that seemed to have no effect at
**> all.
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Try setting the boxwex argument instead:

> On an OT note, I haven't seen this way of combining a histogram with

*> a boxplot (perhaps I haven't looked really hard). I thought it would
**> be useful for my students to see them next to each other, to develop
**> a feeling for what histograms might correspond to what boxplots. Is
**> there perhaps some reason why I should avoid showing those graphs to
**> them like that, that I am not aware of? Or just a reason why I
**> haven't seen them combined like this much?
**>
**> TIA
**>
**> Charilaos Skiadas
**> Department of Mathematics
**> Hanover College
**> P.O.Box 108
**> Hanover, IN 47243
**>
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