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Plotting of Data using Generic plots in R Programming – plot() Function

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  • Last Updated : 07 Dec, 2021

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

Plotting Data in R Programming Language

Example 1: Draw Points using plot() Function in R 

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plot(3, 4)

Output:

Example 2: Draw Multiple Points

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plot(c(1, 3, 4), c(4, 5 , 8))

Output:

Example 3: Sequences of Points

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plot(1:20)

Output:

Example 4:  R program to plot a graph

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

Example 5: R program to plot a different graph

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# 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 the 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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