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

** 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 plottype: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"` `)` |

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"` `)` |

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).