[R] Plotting extra lines on scatterplot

Tony Laidig c64 at MIT.EDU
Fri May 1 22:13:36 CEST 2009

Hello Everyone-
I'm in the process of slowly learning R and am having a little bit of 
trouble plotting an extra line onto a scatterplot. I'm sure the answer 
is quite simple but I am stumped.

The code I am using is:

headways <- read.table("headways.csv", header=TRUE, sep=",", 
na.strings="", dec=".", strip.white=TRUE)
scatterplot(dechway~dechr, reg.line=FALSE, smooth=TRUE, labels=F, 
boxplots='y', span=0.5, xlab="Time", ylab="Headway", ylim=c(0,9), 
lines(headways$dechr, headways$schedule)

A subset of the dataset I'm working with is at 
http://web.mit.edu/c64/www/headways.csv .

The extra line, plotted with lines(), should be right at 4, but is 
actually below where it should be. I assume that I'm using the wrong 
function to plot this line, as there are many ways to do it, but have 
not the experience to know which function is appropriate to use with 

Thank you for all of your help.

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