[R] plot.new?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Aug 26 17:44:50 CEST 2004

Filippo Biscarini wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am just beginning to use R and encountered a problem in trying to draw a
> regression line using the command "abline(coef(var)" and similar ones but
> got the error "plot.new  has not been called yet". Does anybody know how can
> I call plot.new? Is this an additional package to be found somewhere on the
> web? Is it a functionality that I just have to "activate" somehow?

?abline: "This function adds one or more straight lines through the 
current plot.", i.e. the already existing *current plot*.

So plot your data (e.g. with plot(x, y)) before adding a regression line.

Uwe Ligges

> I am using R both on windows and on Linux and get the same error message
> when using those drawing functions.
> Thank you,
> Filippo Biscarini
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