[R] filling the area between two curves in a plot
Thomas Petzoldt
thpe at hhbio.wasser.tu-dresden.de
Thu Feb 19 18:05:03 CET 2004
Rajarshi Guha wrote:
> Hi,
> does anybody know how I can color the area enclosed between two curves
> on a plot?
This is possible with the polygon function. Try something like:
# create some data
x <- sort(runif(10, min=0, max=10))
y <- runif(10, min=2, max=5)
#Polygon-Plot
plot(x,y, type="n", ylim=c(0,5))
polygon(c(x[1], x, x[length(x)]), c(0, y, 0), col="green")
# ... alternatively you can construct a polygon
# from two separate curves with
# create some more data
x <- sort(runif(10, min=0, max=10))
y1 <- runif(10, min=2, max=5)
y2 <- runif(10, min=0, max=2)
#Polygon-Plot 2
polygon(c(x, rev(x)), c(y1, rev(y2)), density=20)
Hope it helps!
Thomas P.
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