[R] plotting horizontally

Marc Schwartz (via MN) mschwartz at mn.rr.com
Tue Jul 26 21:47:43 CEST 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 08:58 +0700, dkf at specere.com wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there any way to use plot() horizontally similar to
> boxplot(....., horiz=TRUE)?  I want to use to illustrate
> the distribution of y-values on an adjacent plot using
> layout().
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Regards,
> --Dan

Have you looked at the last example in ?layout, which has a scatterplot
with marginal histograms for the x and y axes?

Alternatively, you can generally reverse the x and y values for most
plots. For example, compare:

 d <- density(rnorm(100))

 # Vertical density plot

 # Horizontal density plot 
 plot(d$y, d$x, type = "l", xlab = "Density", 
      main = "density(y = rnorm(100))",
      ylab = paste("N =", d$n, "  Bandwidth =", formatC(d$bw)))


Marc Schwartz

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