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Plotting of Data using Generic plots in R Programming – plot() Function
  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020

plot() function is defined as as generic function for plotting in R Language. It can be used to create basic graphs of different type .

Syntax:
plot(x, y, type)

Parameters:
x and y: coordinates of points to plot
type: the type of graph to create

Returns: different type of plots

Example 1:






# R program to plot a graph
  
# Values for x and y axis
x <- 1:5; y = x * x
  
# Using plot() function
plot(x, y, type = "l")
plot(x, y, type = "h")

Output:

In above example type=“l” stands for lines graph, type=“h” stands for ‘histogram’ like vertical lines.

Example 2:




# R program to plot a graph
  
# Creating x and y-values
x - 1:5; y = x * x
  
# Using plot function
plot(x, y, type = "b")
plot(x, y, type = "s")
plot(x, y, type = "p")

Output:


Here, in above example type=“b” stands for both that means points are connected by a line

type=“s”indicates stair steps

type=“p” for points (by default).

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