Using Base Graphics
In This Chapter
Creating a basic plot in R
Changing the appearance of your plot
Saving your plot as a picture
In statistics and other sciences, being able to plot your results in the form of a graphic is often useful. An effective and accurate visualization can make your data come to life and convey your message in a powerful way.
R has very powerful graphics capabilities that can help you visualize your data. In this chapter, we give you a look at base graphics. It’s called base graphics, because it’s built into the standard distribution of R.
Creating Different Types of Plots
The base graphics function to create a plot in R is simply called
plot(). This powerful function has many options and arguments to control all kinds of things, such as the plot type, line colors, labels, and titles.