[R] how to get the distribution curve from a data set?

Daniel Folkinshteyn dfolkins at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 22:32:48 CEST 2008

would a density plot do? try

if you are specifically after the histogram tops rather than a density 
estimate, then get the hist object with plot=F, then look at the counts 

histobj = hist(x, freq="TRUE", breaks=1000, plot=F)

hope this helps.

on 06/05/2008 03:56 PM rlearner309 said the following:
> I have a question.
> I have a data set (about 100,000 observations).  How would I get the
> distribution curve graph?  This is like,  if I use hist(x, freq="TRUE",
> breaks=1000) to get the histogram, now the question is, I don't need the
> histogram itself, I just need the curve that connects the top of each
> histogram bin.
> Thank you very much!

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