[Rd] hist will not use parameter xaxs (PR#4219)

ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Sep 19 09:59:05 MEST 2003

mwall at diversa.com wrote:

> Full_Name: Mark Wall
> Version: 1.6.0

Please don't submit bug reports for outdated versions of R.

> OS: linux
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I want to plot a histogram of a *subset* of some data:
>>t = c(0:9)
> This means I should plot a histogram from 0 to 5 with breaks at 1,2,3,4.  This
> should produce exactly 5 bars of frequency=1.  Instead I get 5 and 1/4 bars.  I
> do not want the 4% margins on the x axis that xaxs="r" provides.

What documentation tells us that hist() accepts an argument "xaxs"? I 
cannot find any. Hence it is *not* a bug. You can use par() to set 
parameters like this.

What you can do is:

  dat <- 0:9
  par(xaxs = "i")
  hist(dat, right = FALSE, xlim = c(0, 5), breaks = 10)

or subset your data itself:

  hist(t[t<5], right = FALSE, breaks=0:5)

Uwe Ligges

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